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10 members of a Bangladeshi Hindu family injured in attack by land grabbers

At least 10 members of a Hindu family, including 6 women and a 4-year-old child, were injured as land grabbers launched an attack on them in Bangladesh, reports The Daily Star. 3 of those injured are in a critical condition.

The incident took place at Thakurer Haat area in Betagi Sankipur union under the Dashmina upazila of Patuakhali at around 5:30pm on Sunday.

As per the report –

“Around 50 miscreants, locally known as Jahir bahini, launched the attack on the family of one Khitish Majumer allegedly to forcefully occupy their business establishment, reports our Patuakhali correspondent.

The attacked left 10 persons injured, including six women and one child. The injured were: Khitish Majumder, 60; Sefalee Rani, 80; Jotin Majhee, 70; Lakhmi Rani, 60; Shova Rani, 55; Jopychan, 35; Khokon Majhee, 30; Anju Rani, 25; Lakhmi Rani, 22; Konika Rani, 30; and Kotha Rani, 4.

The injured taken to Dashmina Upazila Health Complex. Later, three of them were shifted to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

Talking to this correspondent, Khitish Majumder claimed that a local influential group has been trying to occupy his business establishment at Thakurer Haat area for several months. “Around 50 men attacked on us this evening. As we tried to resist them, they assaulted us with sticks and sharp weapons,” he said.

After hearing the screams, locals went to the spot and the gang left the place, Khitish Majumder added. This correspondent tried to communicate with Jahir, who allegedly led the attack, but he did not receive the calls.

SM Jalal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Dashmina Police Station, confirmed the incident. On information, a police team was sent to the spot and brought the situation under control, the OC said.

Additional policemen have been deployed on the spot, the official also said Legal steps would be taken after proper investigation, the OC added. No case was filed till filing of this report around 10:00 pm.”

Such attacks on the Hindu minority of Bangladesh are routine. By one estimate, 632 Hindus leave Bangladesh each day and 230,612 annually due to religious persecution and discrimination.

However, while stray incidents of mob lynching of Muslim cattle thieves in Bharat reverberate globally due to entrenched anti-Hindu prejudice of the global left-liberal elite, the very real & organized persecution of the Hindu minority in Islamic countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan doesn’t elicit even a fraction of the same outrage in liberal outlets like NDTV, NYT, BBC etc.

When a Bangladeshi Hindu rights activist Priya Saha dared to speak about the persecution of her community in front of the US President, she faced a huge backlash from within her country. None of the leading left-liberals of Bharat spoke up in support of Saha.

Moreover, even the bill introduced by the Modi Government to make it easier for persecuted Bangladeshi Hindu refugees to get Bharatiya citizenship could not be tabled in upper house of Parliament due to vociferous opposition by  the Congress-led ‘secular’ lobby.

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