Bangladesh Violence: VHP holds protest in Shillong

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Condemning the atrocities against Hindus and attacks on temples and Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists in Shillong organised a car procession on Wednesday.

Around 50 volunteers and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activities took part in the procession, which began at Jhalupara point.Travelling around 10 km, the car procession culminated at Butchar​​ Road.

The protest rally was called by the VHP where members of several organisations joined.

Bangladesh has been witnessing a spell of violence against Hindus since October 13. Clashes had erupted following social media posts about the alleged desecration of the Quran in a Durga Puja pandal in Comilla district. So far, seven people have died in the violence. The neighbouring country has been witnessing attacks on the Hindu minority community, vandalisation of temples and Durga puja marquees.

 Situated at the Indo Bangladesh border, Meghalaya too joins the rest of the nation in protesting against the anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh.

Staging a protest in the capital, Shillong, against the communal violence in Bangladesh, the organisation urged Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to punish those responsible for the violence.

VHP said. “We also request the Govt. of Bangladesh to take strict action on the people’s concern and give protection to minorities,” the group said.

Urging the United Nation Organisation to play a proactive role in preventing atrocities on Hindus, the organisation said, “The UNO should justify its raison d’être by sending Peace Keeping Force to such Jihad affected places. “

 VHP further appealed to the centre to exert an adequate amount of pull and pressure on the government of Bangladesh.

“…so that the latter can fulfil its obligation to ensure the safety and security of its indigenous minority Hindu population,” they added.