HENB | Dhaka | Oct 29, 2015:: Islamic perpetrators belonging to ruling Awami League attacked Minority Hindu families on Wednesday night at Sadar Upazila of Feni District. Due to repeated attacks, twenty persons including a pregnant Hindu woman was seriously injured & her baby died in the womb. This unfortunate incident took place at Pachgachia (Jele para) Union of Feni District at night of Lakshmi Puja Visarjan (immersion ceremony of worshipped deity/idol). It is also alleged that local Muslim perpetrators also looted shops & properties belonging to Hindus indiscriminately.
While Hindus on the occasion of “Lakshmi Puja” were celebrating Visarjan rituals with chanting mantras (hymns), raising slogans in favour of Dharma and bursting pathaka (crackers), the cadres of Iqbal group belonging to Awami League started to insult Hindus with abusive languages and prohibited them from chanting hymns, bursting crackers etc. Under a pressure, even the Hindus were compelled to stop celebration and to beg apology.
Thereafter at 8 0’clock at night, 7 to 8 perpetrators under the leadership of Iqbal, son of Shahabuddin from Muslim dominated Mathiyara area, attacked Hindu village Jelepara and victimized Jahar Lal Das. Soon after the attacks, under the leadership of Samrat and Iqbal, some 20 to 25 armed Muslim hooligans assembled at that Hindu area and started looting the belongings of Minority Hindus, attacked women and children. A seven months pregnant Smt. Tulshi Rani Das (18) wife of Sri. Rabindra Das tried to rescue her husband Rabindra, but Muslim attackers mercilessly thrashed Tulshi, causing profuse bleeding on abortion and her baby could not survive in the womb, and gave birth the dead baby on Thursday dwan.
Tulshi was brought to Feni sadar Hospital on Thursday morning in a very critical condition.
Consequent upon barbarous attacks, 20 Hindu minorities along with Smt. Alorani Das (28), Sri. Jahar Lal Das (45), Smt. Shova Rani Das (45), Sri. Bikash Das (24), Sri. Sukdev Das (12) and Sri. Parimal Das (60) were injured upon the grievous assault by those Muslim hooligans.
Facing the Jihadi threat 50 Minority Hindu families left the village and took refuge in a boat in Feni River for their own safety and security.
The local S.P. Md. Rezaul Hoque visited the place of occurrence along with Sri. Sukdev Nath (Tapan) General Secretary of Feni District Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council, Sri. Rajiv Khagesh Dutta, President, Feni Zila Puja Parishad and others Hindu community leaders viz. Sri. Litan Saha and Sri. Ganesh Bhoumik.
The Central committee of Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council, Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Porishad and the minority Hindu leaders of Feni condemned the attack on Hindus and their festival in such a barbaric manner. One of the victim Jahar Lal Das lodged an complaint against the perpetrators in Feni Model Police Station.
As per Bangladesh Minority Watch source it is known that the organization immediately communicated with Md. Rezaul Hoque – S.P. Feni over his mobile number 01713373773 who informed them that “the incident is not a big thing, it arises on a simple matter and it is not a ‘Minority Repression’ at all.”
When BDMW inquired the matter to local A.S.P. Circle, Mr. Refaeu Ullah, he also tried to suppress the matter showing the incident was a normal one. When Morshed – Officer in Charge of Feni Sadar Police station was contacted over telephone, he also tried to disconnect telephone line time and again and lastly said – ” I am busy and you will call me later on. “
Sri. Rabindra Ghsoh of Bangladesh Minority Watch demanded immediate arrest of perpetrators responsible for attacking minority Hindu families of Feni rendering them homeless.
The minority Hindus in Bangladesh are simply dying in a Islamic hell. No voice from the so called intellectuals, no concern of Indian Media, not any return of awards. Bangladeshi minorities are crying and to trying to live by catching a straw. Even then they are not the concern of anybody, as they are Hindus after all!
Base Report & Pic: Daily Jugantar.