Rumors of blasphemy in Srimangal, local Hindus in fear - News
A movement of a radical fanatical Islamic group was organized in Srimangal, Sylhet yesterday. There are reports that fanatical Muslims of Sekhonkar are looking for opportunities to attack the homes and businesses of local Hindus.
Bigoted extremist groups were trying to create an issue to attack Hindu homes. Finally they created a communal issue with the help of local leaders and activists of the ruling party by spreading rumors of insulting religion. The fanatical fundamentalist group alleged that a young man named Pritam Das, who was a front-line agitator of tea workers' demand for fair wages, had made derogatory posts on Facebook in the name of the religion of Islam.
A few days ago when Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced to increase the wages of tea workers from Tk 120 to Tk 145, Pritam Das and other agitating leaders who were leading the movement demanding increase in wages of tea workers did not accept the Prime Minister's announcement and they refused to join their work. He announced that they will continue their agitation for their fair wages. After that, the Prime Minister increased the wages of tea workers to Tk 175.
Since Pritam was at the forefront of the leadership of the movement, he fell under the fire of local leaders and activists of the ruling party and radical fanatics.
As a result, the radical fanatic group and the local leaders of the Awami League created a communal issue and started conspiring against Pritam Das. Yesterday, local fanatical Muslim fundamentalists who were looking for issues to attack Hindu houses and businesses and local Awami League leaders started a movement against Pritam Das by falsely accusing him of blasphemy and declaring that if the police did not arrest Pritam Das, they would They will take action against Pritam Das themselves after Friday prayers.
The Bangladesh government and local police administration there are well aware of the issue. Government party leaders themselves are involved in communal conspiracy against Pritam Das.
Currently, Pritam Das, his family and the local Hindu community are in a state of fear. Earlier we have seen that during such communal attacks the police did not take any action but they stood by and played the role of spectators.