“What happened in Satkhira is very shameful,” senior Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta said on Friday at a programme of the Kendriya Puja Celebration Committee at the capital’s Dhakeshwari National Temple. “I would like to ask home minister Shahara Khatun or the state minister for home to visit the place in order to investigate the incident. Please take necessary measures and notify parliament about it.”
Sengupta: Go probe Satkhira attack
Satkhira (March 2012)
Manik Rakkhit, a Jagannath Hall student, demanded exemplary punishment of the attackers. His fellow Prodip Chowdhury said National Human Rights Commission chairman Mizanur Rahman talks about many other issues but he is silent about torture on Hindus. He said Monday’s attack was similar to that of Chittagong’s Hathazari on Feb 10.
DU students protest attacks on Hindus
Police said heated arguments took place on Mar 27 at Fatehpur School in Kaliganj over alleged disrespect shown to Prophet Mohammad (SM) during a play staged there as part of the Independence Day celebrations. Later in the day, police arrested the school’s headmaster and the playwright, an assistant teacher, following protest by a group of Muslims in the area. According to witnesses, a group of Muslim residents of the area attacked the houses of Hindu residents on Sunday after a dispute arose during an arbitration on the matter at Kaliganj upazila’s Chakdaha village… Satkhira is a stronghold of Jamaat-e-Islami, key member of the opposition alliance led by BNP.
Satkhira SP, OC recalled over attack on Hindus
Hathazari (February 2012)
Local people claimed religious bigots of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Chhatra Shibir incited the vandalism and arson of the temples from Thursday evening to Friday noon. Tensions that boiled over into violence originated Thursday morning following rumours that a mosque had been attacked. Allegations have it that houses of Hindus in the area were also attacked. The leaders of the Hindu minority there blamed the ‘indifference’ of the administration for the situation.
Temples, shops of Hindus attacked at Hathazari