We live in ‘constant fear’, want PM Modi to take it up: Bangladesh Hindus

via PTI published on June 7, 2015

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a two-day visit, Bangladesh’s Hindu community on Saturday said they live in “constant fear of persecution” by the religious fundamentalists and wanted the Indian leader to take note of this and raise it with the Bangladeshi leadership. “The religious majority and the fundamental groups want the Hindus to leave this country, where we are born and brought up,” said Rana Dasgupta, general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council.

He said Hindus are under the “constant fear of persecution” by fundamentalists and felt India, as a global player, could help improve their conditions. “We feel Narendra Modi, being the Prime Minister of India, should send out a strong message to the fundamental forces of Bangladesh that attack on minorities will not be tolerated,” Dasgupta told PTI on a day Modi arrived here on his maiden visit.
Renowned theatre activist Piyush Bandopadhaya wants Modi to voice the concerns of the minorities especially the Hindus with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. “No doubt the Sheikh Hasina government is very friendly towards the minorities but we feel that if Modi steps in, it will be more fruitful,” he said.

– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/bangla-hindus-say-they-live-in-constant-fear-want-pm-modi-to-take-it-up/#sthash.nIaGwtLA.dpuf

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