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Friday, March 25, 2011

Anti Hinduism in Bangladesh

Russel Gomez

Anti Hinduism is a common thing is bangladesh. With a tag of moderate muslim country by western countries, Bangladeshi muslims are expert in hindu bashing.

Khaleda Zia
In Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party is regarded as an anti-Hindu party, and reportedly encourages anti-Hindu views and sentiments among the Muslim majority.Prominent political leaders frequently fall back on "Hindu bashing" in an attempt to appeal to extremist sentiment and to stir up communal passions. In one of the most notorious utterances of a mainstream Bangladeshi figure, the then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia while leader of the opposition in 1996, declared that the country was at risk of hearing "uludhhwani" (a Bengali Hindu custom involving women's ululation) from mosques, replacing the azaan (Muslim call to prayer) (eg, see Agence-France Press report of 18 November 1996, "Bangladesh opposition leader accused of hurting religious sentiment").            

Dr A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury
Before the gerenal election of 2001 a former leader of BNP who later became 15th president of   Bangladesh Dr A.Q.M. Badruddoza Chowdhury in an election seminer declared that if muslims vote BNP they will touch the Quran and if they vote for Awami League they will touch the Gita .

On August 2006,
Leaders of the banned Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad Al Islami (HuJi) established Bangladesh Islamic Democratic Party (IDP)and they threatenes if any malauns (a derogatory term for Hindus) drop any blood in Bangladesh they will fly Flag of Islam in Red Fort of Delhi. Banned Islamic party Hizb Ut Tahrir also does the same thing- spreading hate against the Hindus.

Sheikh Hasina

Even the supposedly secular Awami League is not immune from this kind of scare-mongering. The current prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, was alleged to have accused Bangladeshi Hindu leaders in New York of having divided loyalties with "one foot in India and one in Bangladesh". Successive events such as this have contributed to a feeling of tremendous insecurity among the Hindu minority.   
The fundamentalists and right-wing parties such as the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jatiya Party often portray Hindus as being sympathetic to India, making accusations of DUAL LOYALITY and allegations of transferring economic resources to India, contributing to a widespread perception that Bangladeshi Hindus are disloyal to the state. Also, the right wing parties claim the Hindus to be backing the Awami League.

The news paper of Bangladesh openly criticize Hinduism including Daily Prothom Alo, Daily Amar Desh, Daily Songram, Daily Naya Digonto, Daily Somokal, Daily Dinkal. The text books of Bangladesh also openly Criticize Hinduism.

1 comment:

  1. agar pakistan saap hai to bangladesh chuha hai,hum hinduope agar ungli dikhavge to tumhari khair nahi,nistenabut kar denge ek hindu hi kafi hai tum un musalmano ke liye jinhone kuran ya tothikse padi nahi ya tumhe samaj nahi,musaalam iman jiska hota hai woh jo allah se darta hai wohi saccha musalman hota hai paanch waqt ki namaz,roze rakhne se koi sachha musalman nahi hota,uski ruh pakmand honi cahiya,hinduo pe kichad uchalne bajay hinduism kya hai yeh jano agar jaan jaoge to nafrat ke bajay pyar aur mohabbat panapta rahega
    har har mahadev