Radical Islamic groups challenged Hindu Chief Justice in Supreme Court and Hindu Worship in Parliament in Bangladesh.
Islamic Bangladesh to inaugurate historic Saraswati Puja in its Parliament.
Goutami Saha Roy | HENB | Dhaka | 19 January 2015:: Islamic Republic of Bangladesh will host Saraswati Puja this year at its premises of National Parliament (Jatiya Sansad) first time ever on the history of the country.
Authenticated sources said that the ruling Awami League led government in BD has given the permission to celebrate Saraswati Puja at its premises in a bid to prove its stance of a non-communal nation.
The worship of Goddess Saraswati, ‘Saraswati Puja’, one of the biggest celebrations of Hindu community, will be held across the country on January 25. Hindu devotees will pay their respect to Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and the fine arts.
Shri Pankaj Debnath, ruling party lawmaker of Barisal-4 constituency, is the organizer of the Saraswati Puja at the Parliament premises. He told that the preparation for holding a memorable celebration of Saraswati Puja is going on in full swing. The organizing committee is busy to make the celebration colorful and admirable.
The entry of the Saraswati Puja at the Parliament premises will be open for all. Pankaj Debnath urged all Hindu devotees to join the celebration spontaneously.
In its present session of Parliament started on 19th January, the speaker of the house, Dr. (Mrs.) Shirin Sharmin Choudhury accorded the permission of Saraswati puja on the plea of Mr Debnath that the BD Parliament celebrates Eid and Easter Sunday, then why not Saraswati Puja?
A cultural function is being arranged as a special programme after the ‘Puja (worship) ‘, ‘Puspanjali (flower offerings) and ‘Prasad (food offered to the deity) ‘ distribution are over on that day of celebration.
No party in the BD parliament rather objected the worship of a Hindu deity in the premises of parliament. The spokes person of Bangladesh National Party, Rahul Amin Haoladar conveyed that every religion must deserve equal rights and honor.
As the public will take entry into the premises of parliament to join the celebration, the arrangement of security is being tightened.
This is indicated as a landmark change in Bangladesh (where Islamists usually oppose non-Muslim religions in all forms) after it appointed a non Muslim Chief justice in Bangladesh, Shri Surendra Kumar Sinha for the first time, just in last week.
The whole Nation of Bangladesh is also waiting to the watch the finale of Saraswati worship in the premises in Parliament through live telecast.
Various Minority Hindu organisations and minority Hindus in Bangladesh welcome this step of the present BD Govt with a hope to protect their culture and tradition amidst a heavy Hindu persecution there by fanatic Islamic groups.
However, a radical Islamic group named ‘Khelafate Islami Bangladesh’ vehemently opposed the appointment of a Hindu Mr S K Sinha as the Chief Justice of BD Supreme Court and the proposed Saraswati worship in BD Parliament.
In a recent conference at Lalbag, Dhaka, Chief of Khelafat, Maulana Abul Hasnat Ameeni condemned the Govt recognition of a Hindu worship in Parliament in a country where 90% population is Muslim. Maulana Ameeni is also the Vice Chair person of Islamic Unity (Islami Oikyajot) in BD. Maulana Ameeni expressed that they will check any attempt to lead Bangladesh as a ‘Ram Rajya’.
Maulana indirectly indicated that the present Awami League Govt in Bangladesh is trying hard to reflects its ‘Secular’ stance to the neighbouring country now ruled by a ‘big brother’.
Moulana wanted in indicate pro Hindu Narendra Modi, the PM of India as ‘big brother’ to Awami league and Bangdadesh PM, Sheikh Hasina.
Moulana warned the present Govt in BD to stop such un-Islamic activities under the Constitution which starts with “La Ilaha Illallah ~ Muhammadur Rasulalahha”.