Ahead of the general elections, a severe case of Hinduphobia is seen in Bangladesh. Bangladesh cricketer and Awami League candidate Shakib Al Hasan allegedly served beef to Hindu party workers in his home. Later, he and other Muslim workers of the Awami League threatened them not to disclose the matter in public.
Shakib Al Hasan is contesting in the Parliamentary Elections from Magura-1 Seat. A few days ago, he arranged a feast for the party workers and party leaders in his home. Among the invited, at least 200 Hindu workers joined the feast in Shakib’s home.
Shakib Al Hasan himself told the Hindu workers that special arrangements have been made for Hindus. But beef was intentionally served to Hindu workers instead of chicken. After some time, some Hindus noticed that they were served beef. Some Hindu workers vomited and left the place.
Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan and his father tried to manage the situation. But angry Hindu workers left his home.
A Hindu leader of Union Parishad said, “Beef was served intentionally. Later, without apologising, Shakib and others threatened not to disclose the matter publicly.”
However, several Hindu workers disclosed the matter to the local Hindutva leader Animesh Kar, a lawyer at Bangladesh Supreme Court. He published the matter in the press. As the matter went public, Hindu minorities were angry. Several netizens expressed their anger on social media.
Notably, the Parliamentary Elections are scheduled to happen on the 7th of January this year. Shakib Al Hasan is contesting the Magura-1 Seat in the Awami League’s nomination.