Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam urged everyone to be united to protect minorities in the country.“Protecting identity of the minorities means protecting the nation’s identity. Endangering their existence we can not stay safe,” he said.
He came with the call while addressing the biennial conference of Mahanagar Puja Committee at Dhakeshwari National Temple yesterday
Slogan for the conference entitled ‘Build resistance to protect identity of the minorities’.
Syed Ashraf said it will be irrational to think Shekh Hasina’s government will sit idly at home if religious minorities are attacked.
“Attacks on minorities can not be deeds of civilised people. Minorities must be protected,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote (Bangladesh National Hindu Grand Alliance)” forming a human chain at the National Press Club yesterday demanded separate elections for the minorities.
Govinda Chandra Hawlader, secretary general of the organisation, said from national polls to municipality polls minorities are made political victims.
“They are being attacked and their houses and temples are being burnt. They will be safe if separate elections for them are arranged,” he said.
Leaders of the organisation also urged the government to bring the minority attackers into book.