Thursday, August 6, 2009

Minority and indigenous peoples have living very vulnerable situation in Bangladesh


By Jahangir Alam Akash
Minority and indigenous peoples have living very vulnerable situation in Bangladesh. Actually they are not getting constitutional rights. Bangladesh has got independence since 1971. After independence the peoples was got good constitution which was made in 1972. But after the killings of the nation Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman peoples of Bangladesh has lost this constitution. Army men especially General Ziaur Rahman and General HM Ershad were broken our constitution. And then, put Islam in the constitution by arm force. Still we have been carrying the black spot.In Bangladesh the brutal persecution on the religious Christian minority and ethnic Indigenous are rolling on in a stream roller mode. Until now the persecution that the both community faced never saw that light of justice. The culture of justice denial is the root of all persecution on the ethnic and religious minorities and it’s not the partial but a whole part of criminal justice system in Bangladesh.The General Zia and his ancestors introduced the persecution on the minorities in Bangladesh. Bangladesh was blessed with the Islamization by the mechanism under military regime in absence of parliamentarian democracy. Bangladesh was not born with blessings to be communal but with a spirit of Islamization but a secular policy. The attack on the religious minority bring with the idea of “Islam in the constitution”.The communal spirit began with the political motive and end with mass destruction such as attack on present prime minister S Hasina Wazed back in the year 2001. The victims of the brutal attack are still looking forward for justice. At the Baniar chor catholic church in moksedpur of Goplagonj, at that time Bomb attack 10 were killed and 20 others were badly injured.In 1998 an indigenous leader Alfred Soren was killed brutally by the vested quarter. In the day of the attack the perpetrators fired the house and looted the house and demolished the belongings. Until now the people and family members never have seen the light of the Justice. Richil died in custody on March 18, 2007 following Army brutal torture. Richil’s civil rights were grossly violated by government’s agent. It puzzles us why the government has not yet made proper investigation to unearth the mystery behind the tribal leader’s death. The perpetrators of this crime should not receive impunity. The killing of Choles is not filled as case until now. The minor in minority the converted Christian from Islam Dr.Goni Gomes was killed by the Islamic militant.In midst of 1979 to 1981 the indigenous people become cornered by the main land landless people in process of their rehabilitation by the government. The child klanto chiham was killed who was a ill fated 10 years old indigenous child killed by the brutal teachers after torture at Maymansingh . The dacoit killed a Christian school teacher Mangsang at Madhupur in Tangail.The constitution did not give proper identity to the indigenous peoples. This is Bangladesh! We demand that these persecutions should stop right now and government should give all rights to them and bring the perpetrators under law. In Bangalee Indigenous peoples has not recognize our constitution.Now Bangladesh Awami League (BAL) in power of Bangladesh. BAL was led our independence fought. So, peoples hope that present government should clean the black spot from our constitution and they rein stead of the constitution of 1972. We hope, this government should do constitutional zed of our minority and Indigenous peoples rights.If the government wants to do something for minority community then it’s not a matter for them. But for this should need real wish and fresh good plan. So, we want to see rule of law, secularism and the equality everywhere in Bangladesh which will be implement by the government.
Islamization minority oppression and peace in Bangladesh
By Jahangir Alam AkashIn Bangladesh crime against humanity is very popular form. Especially, the crime has been happening on the minorities. Almost every day minority peoples are going to our neighbor country India. Women and young women of minorities are always feared for their security.Peace, good governance, rule of law and actual democracy is a golden dear in Bangladesh. Almost every day perpetrators are getting impunity from the state. As a result, day by day has increasing all kinds of bad activity in my dear Bangladesh. In the same time, increase communalism very speedily. And our religious minorities are sufferings very badly.Majority Muslims are occupying their land, torturing them and rape minority women. It is common practice. Everything has been happening in front of the eyes of government. Though, our present ruling party men al times telling that, they are non communal. But, they felt to stop the minority oppression. Still in Bangladesh has happening minority torture.We see from the media that, ruling party men are grabbed land of minority’s. The peoples of Bangladesh have not forgotten the minority oppression after the general election of 2001. It is true that, grievous troubled was faced our minority peoples in BNP-Jammat-E-Islam alliance government regime from 2001 to 2006. In that period of BNP-Jammat ruling political party men were made violence, killings, gang rapes and destruction on the minorities.After nine months freedom fight was born Bangladesh. And then confirmed four main components for the nation name democracy nationalism, secularism and socialism. With an almost good constitution Bangladesh had started go to in front way. Though, that constitution was not recognizing our indigenous community. Still indigenous peoples are not recognizing by the constitution.But, within four years was breakdown and to stooped our first constitution by the national and international conspiracies with the help of anti liberation force. Present government has owned by absolute majority. If they want then it’s no matter for reestablish of the 1972 constitution. But the government has passed seven months; still they don’t have taken any measure.The minorities of Bangladesh have witnessed large-scale violence, cultural genocide and discrimination and bias at the hands of all the successive governments in perpetual order. Having lost 30 million people, 2 and half million acres of land, hundreds of homicides, vandalisation of more than 25,000 units of minority property, scores of organized gang rapes, state sponsored violence against women and children of the minority community have been witnessed in the state of Bangladesh.Under the gross plane of Islamization the preamble of the constitution of Bangladesh has been amended with the words “pledging that the high ideals of absolute trust and faith in the Almighty Allah…” and in the process the word “secularism” has been dropped. The constitution, in fact, makes its beginning with the words Bismillah-ar-rahman-ar-rahim. In Bangladesh, everywhere has completing Islamization. So, always minorities are target by majority Muslim.In thie situation, we demand that the unconstitutional provision as to the state religion which is vocative of the fundamental principle of the Constitution of Bangladesh shall have to repeal. Bengali nationalism and secularism shall have to be re-established all activities of discrimination, disparity, arrests, torture, detention and oppression on the member of the religious minorities as well as general peoples shall have to be stopped.We want repeal 5th and 8th amendments of the Constitution. We don’t want a religious state, we want a secular state. We want the re-establishment of a secular and democratic state bereft of all disparities on the basis of Bengali Nationalism in the light of the four fundamental state principles which constitute the basic consciousness of the War of Liberation. And it was a great dream of father of the nation Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. We want equal rights in all spheres of life including defense, foreign affairs, government administration, government controlled institutions, state policy making bodies, industries and commerce. We believe that after all, without equal and balance and with inequality as a Bangalee we never can say that we are civilized nation. So, in the state everywhere should established accountability, rule of law, good governance, and actual practice of democracy.We want more that fulfill all the legitimate demands of the aboriginal and tribal communities including preservation of their own culture and heritage and implement CHT peace Treaty. Implement vested property return act with the provision of inheritance. We want resist communalism, fundamentalism and fanaticism, should stop all kinds of religious discrimination, deprivation atrocities, persecution and harassment.Lastly we want to say and we want demand that government immediately form a public enquiry committee for investigate of all kinds of minority oppression, harassment, loot-grabbing, rape, gang rape and also all kinds of human rights violation since independence. And only investigate is not enough, we think that those who are involved with minority oppression and human rights violation should give exemplary punishment to them. Otherwise never could to establish rule of law. If government want to do these then firstly should want re-established of our constitution 1972. Secondly immediately should finish the trial of war criminal, jail murder case and Bangabondhu murder case and should give punished to the accused. As well as, should need to stop strictly to the Islamic militant. Otherwise we have no alternative in front of us for establishing to peace and happiness. 2.8.2009
Now Minority murder in Bangladesh
By Jahangir Alam Akash: Minority murder, raping and their land grabbing has starting massively in Bangladesh. As a Bangalee we can’t believe the daughter of Bangabondhu is enemy of minority community. But, in practically we seeing that her government has not stop the minority repression. It is very strength for us. Still we hope, immediately government should taken measure to protect the minority indigenous community and also general peoples in Bangladesh.From Bangladesh Supreme Court lawyer and human rights personality sent me a message on 3rd August, 2009 with published news clipping about minority killings. The news is very alarming for minority community as well as every citizen. On 1st July at night a Hindu destitute boy was abducted and murdered under Mirzapur police station at Tangail district. Murderers confessed. (The Daily Ittefaq dated 02.08.2009).Assailants confessed their guilt with regard to murder of Ashish Sarkar (25) son of Madhav Sarkar of Mirzapur Upazila-Tangail district. Father of Ashish is a day labour. Arrested assailants identified as – (a) Nazim (35) son of Sona Meah (b) Faruque (27) son of Tara Meah (c) Ali Hussain (25) son of Abul Hossain(d) Faruque (28) son of Badar Uddin (e) Abdus Sattar (33) son of Abbas Meah of Baisham Para of Tangail district.Five Assailants abducted Ashish Sarkar for capturing his motor cycle on 1 July, 2009 and brutally murdered Ashish, put his dead body in a pond covered by a jute-bag. Police recovered his dead body since after five days of murder, but they could not find out the motor cycle till then. As per confessional statements made by the assailants ultimately police recovered the motor cycle from the house of Abdus Sattar on Saturday last on 1 Aug,’ 09. The bereaved destitute family is in distress and demanded exemplary punishment of the murderers.On the other hand, Hindu Goddess –Kali Murthi demolished and desecrated atMymensingh. An allegation received from Puja Ujjapan Committee of Valuka Upazila in Mymensingh district. They told that Kali Murthi (Hindu deities) belongs to Aswani Barman of village –Paragao Pachpai was attacked, demolished and desecrated by some perpetrators at night on Thursday last. Local police and leaders of Puja Ujjapann Committee visited the spot. The local Kuch-Hindu community demanded exemplary punishment of perpetrators responsible for the attack. Source: The daily Samakal.Another Hindu businessman named Sumon Goala (25) was abducted and murdered at Pearpur –Jamalpur Sadar on 2nd part of June, 2009 (The daily Sangbad dated 2nd July, 2009). Some unidentified persons abducted Sumon Goala (25) and killed him and kept the dead body in a jute field. Police on 30th June, 2009 recovered the dead body tied under ropes. The dead is identified as Sumon Goala – a Hindu businessman of the locality. But perpetrators responsible for such murder were not arrested till date. Source: The daily Sangbad through Advocate Rabindra Ghosh, President -Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW). (See more about minority torture: http://www.humanrightstoday.info/?p=902).Why Minority and Indigenous repression in Bangladesh still continuing?By Jahangir Alam Akash: Minority repression and extra judicial killings has not stopped in Bangladesh. Minority repression is a common feature in Bangladesh. Almost every day here happening minority torture. Ms.Radha Rani Halder (28) in Shoriotpur was gang raped recently. We knew our great patriotic journalist Manik Saha was killed by bomb attacked in 2004. Another honest journalist Diponker Chakraborty from Bogura was killed by terrorists. From Faridpur promising journalist Goutam Saha was killed. Principle Gopal Krishna Muhury was killed by gun shoot. As a Bangalee peoples everybody knows Purnima gang raped of in Sirajgonj. And it was the preplanned incidents. No actual investigation has happed and still not give punish to perpetrators of at least 15 indigenous community leader including Alfred Soren, Choles Richil murderer.(See:http://www.humanrightstoday.info/?p=865).We know in Bangladesh has no actual democracy, rule of law, education. Most of the peoples are living very poor situation. Gross problem is that, constitutionally Islam is the only one religion. But, in Bangladesh have living Muslim, Hindus, Christians and Buddhist. Though, we had got secular constitution after independence led by father of the nation Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After the killings of Bongobondhu, General Zia and General Ershad were broken the main constitution.This is Latest incidents of minority repression in Bangladesh. Perpetrators attacked four Hindu families, vandalized their deities while attackers tried to occupy cremation ground belonging to Hindus on 3rd July, 09 at Palash Upazila of Narsingdi District. 10 persons including women and children were seriously injured due to abrupt attack. On last Saturday night this unfortunate incident occurred at the houses of Dhirendra and Monindra Chandra Barman at village–Charsindhu. At the relevant time the perpetrators destroyed and thrown away building materials into deep river kept for construction of cremation ground. The injured persons are reported to be a) Dhirendra Chandra Barman, b) Ms.Anjali Rani Barman, c) Ms.Niyati Rani Barman, d) Ms.Hinruni Barman, e) Sunil Chandra Barman, f) Kalu Chandra Barman, g) Monindra Chandra Barman, h) Monindra Chandra Barman.Two victims have been admitted to local Hospital as their conditions are reported to be precarious. On Saturday last local 15-16 land grabbers with the leadership of Joynal, Ismail and Babul armed with deadly weapons attacked the religious places of Hindus, looted cash, gold ornaments, and mobile sets worth Taka 1,50,000/- and destroyed building materials kept for reconstruction of cremation ground. It is also alleged that the local Member of Parliament -Anwar Ashrab inaugurated foundation stone for the religious place belonging to Priyatosh and Nikhil Barman on 15th July, 09 and thereafter the organizers started construction of cremation ground for Hindus. Local Police deployed and as a result constant anxiety prevailing amongst the Hindus. Local Upazilla Chairman Fakrul Islam, ASP Circle and other Awami League leaders visited the spot. Police was arrested one person involved.We hope that, present government should take immediate action against minority and indigenous persecution. And our demands is that, should punished the all perpetrators. But why, now there is a Democratic government have. So, what and where is the problem to stop minority torture and extra judicial killings? Please let us to be united and fight and presser to the present government for stop minority repression and state torture. Otherwise, minority torture and state torture will not stop.On the other hand, On 26-27 July, 2009 over two hundred members of the indigenous community two-day long march were finished in Naogaon town to protest attacks on indigenous families.The march was organised under the banner of Jatiya Adibashi Parishad (JAP) after a gang led by Nur Hosssain Master of Soraigachhi attacked the houses of some 74 families including 54 indigenous families at Katirpur on June 12. They torched, damaged and looted the houses and also randomly beat up indigenous men, women and children during the attack.Since the attack, some 300 members of the affected families have been left without homes, and the local administration has not come forward to help them, the protesters allege. On the first day yesterday, the protesters walked some 30 kilometres from Soraigachhi in Porsha to Mohadevpur upazila sadar. They will be joined by 300 more people this morning as they begin the march to Naogaon town. At Naogaon they will submit a memorandum to the local administration. The protesters are carrying traditional bows and arrows to show that they will fight for their demands for security and protection of their ancestral lands, JAP leaders said.They have meanwhile placed forward a nine-point demand which include demands for their rights and security, the arrest of Nur Hossain Master and his accomplices and the removal of the officer-in-charge of Porsha police station as the OC, they allege, is joining hands with the land grabbers.Their demands also include constitutional recognition, formation of a land commission and a separate ministry for plain land indigenous people.Why still in Bangladesh have been going minority and indigenous repression? Bangladesh Awami League has now in power. Always they are getting the vote of minority and indigenous without some extra cases. We have passed 38 years from our independence.Why still going minority repression in Bangladesh?
By Jahangir Alam Akash: Why still in Bangladesh have been going minority and indigenous repression? Bangladesh Awami League has now in power. Always they are getting the vote of minority and indigenous without some extra cases. We have passed 38 years from our independence.
Minority repression and extra judicial killings has not stop in Bangladesh. Minority repression is a common feature in Bangladesh. Almost every day here happening minority torture. Ms.Radha Rani Halder (28) in Shoriotpur was gang raped recently. We knew our great patriotic journalist Manik Saha was killed by bomb attacked in 2004. Another honest journalist Diponker Chakraborty from Bogura was killed by terrorists. From Faridpur promising journalist Goutam Saha was killed. Principle Gopal Krishna Muhury was killed by gun shoot. As a Bangalee peoples everybody knows Purnima gang raped of in Sirajgonj. And it was the preplanned incidents. No actual investigation has happed and still not give punish to perpetrators of at least 15 indigenous community leader including Alfred Soren, Choles Richil murderer. (http://www.humanrightstoday.info/?p=865)We know in Bangladesh has no actual democracy, rule of law, education. Most of the peoples are living very poor situation. Gross problem is that, constitutionally Islam is the only one religion. But, in Bangladesh have living Muslim, Hindus, Christians and Buddhist. Though, we had got secular constitution after independence led by father of the nation Bongobondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. After the killings of Bongobondhu, General Zia and General Ershad were broken the main constitution.This is Latest incidents of minority repression in Bangladesh. Advocate Robindra Ghosh write, Perpetrators attacked four Hindu families, vandalized their deities while attackers tried to occupy cremation ground belonging to Hindus on 3rd July, 09 at Palash Upazila of Narsingdi District. 10 persons including women and children were seriously injured due to abrupt attack. On last Saturday night this unfortunate incident occurred at the houses of Dhirendra and Monindra Chandra Barman at village–Charsindhu. At the relevant time the perpetrators destroyed and thrown away building materials into deep river kept for construction of cremation ground. The injured persons are reported to be a) Dhirendra Chandra Barman, b) Ms.Anjali Rani Barman, c) Ms.Niyati Rani Barman, d) Ms.Hinruni Barman, e) Sunil Chandra Barman, f) Kalu Chandra Barman, g) Monindra Chandra Barman, h) Monindra Chandra Barman. Two victims have been admitted to local Hospital as their conditions are reported to be precarious. On Saturday last local 15-16 land grabbers with the leadership of Joynal, Ismail and Babul armed with deadly weapons attacked the religious places of Hindus, looted cash, gold ornaments, and mobile sets worth Taka 1,50,000/- and destroyed building materials kept for reconstruction of cremation ground. It is also alleged that the local Member of Parliament – Anwar Ashrab inaugurated foundation stone for the religious place belonging to Priyatosh and Nikhil Barman on 15th July, 09 and thereafter the organisers started construction of cremation ground for Hindus. Local Police deployed and as a result constant anxiety prevailing amongst the Hindus. Local Upazilla Chairman Fakrul Islam, ASP Circle and other Awami League leaders visited the spot. Police was arrested one person involved.We hope that, present government should take immediate action against minority and indigenous persecution. And our demands is that, should punished the all perpetrators. But why, now there is a Democratic government have. So, what and where is the problem to stop minority torture and extra judicial killings? Please let us to be united and fight and presser to the present government for stop minority repression and state torture. Otherwise, minority torture and state torture will not stop.On 16th July, 2009 some miscreants stolen valuables and desecrated Kali Temple demolishing the deity at Raroa Kali Temple at Gopalpur within Sherpur Upazila of Bogra District of Bangladesh. In this connection a case lodged at Sherpur police station. It is alleged that on 16th July,2009 night some unknown miscreants with bad intention broke open the iron- grill of the temple, cut the head of Kali Murthi, desecrated the deity and stolen valuable ornaments valued at Taka 6,000/- . Md.Amirul Islam- Officer-in-Charge of Sherpur Police station speculated that some addicted persons might have committed this incident at night. Source: The daily “Bhorer Kagaj” dated, 20 July, 2009.We are hopefully waiting for fulfill the constitutional rights of minority and indigenous community in the present government time. We also do hope that, government should stopped minority and indigenous oppression. Recently, the Islamic groups in Dinajpur were tryied to grab the land of ancient ‘Kantojew Temple’ with the help of local administration. 6-8-2009.

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