Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque, who came under fire for ‘using abusive words’ against Hindus after Nasirnagar violence, on Sunday said he will quit right away if any Hindu in Nasirnagar can prove that he used abusive words against them.“I’ll quit right now if any Hindu in the upazila can tell that I myself uttered the abusive words against the community people. I’m shocked over the allegation brought against me by the Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikkyo Parishad and Puja Udjapon Parishad,” he said.
The embattled minister came up with the remarks at a press conference at Ashuganj Pilot High School in the upazila over the repeated attacks on Hindu families in his constituency of Nasirnagar upazila.About the alleged ‘derogatory comments’ on Hindu community people, he said, “Even a child cannot believe, I got involved in instigating communal violence by using abusive words against Hindus instead of tackling the situation in my own constituency. It’s totally false and a conspiracy against me,” he said.He said Rasraj Das was not involved in uploading the image demeaning religion in the facebook as a DB report says the image was posted from Dhaka and police are trying to capture those involved in posting it.He also said there is no conflict in Awami League. ”A vested quarter carried out the attacks to belittle me,” he added.The BNP-Jamaat men are involved in creating obstructions to country’s development of the country, said Sayedul.The minister also criticised the party decision suspending three leaders of district unit of Awami League for their involvement in the attacks on the Hindu community members.He also said those who were involved in the attacks will be identified and punished.On October 30, an unruly mob equipped with sharp weapons went berserk and demolished a number of Hindu temples and nearly 100 houses in the upazila following a rumour of a Facebook post demeaning the holy Kaaba.In a fresh attack on Friday, miscreants also set fire to at least six houses of Hindus in the upazila amid alertness of law enforcement agencies and local administration.