A writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, seeking directions for a judicial inquiry into the attacks on Hindu temples and houses across the country during Durga Puja, and may come up for hearing on Wednesday.
The plea, filed by advocate Anup Kumar Saha and another lawyer, also seeks the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) remove posts and videos from social media and other online platforms that have affected communal harmony.
The writ was filed on Thursday, said barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, counsel for the petitioners, and may come up for hearing on Wednesday before a bench of Justice Mojibur Rahman Miah and Justice Kamrul Hossain Mollah.
Barua said that the plea seeks direction to ensure the safety of the Hindu community, rehabilitate the victims and provide compensation, and to take departmental action against the police officers who failed to provide security to the community.
The Home Secretary, Law Secretary, Information, Communication and Technology Secretary, Social Welfare Secretary, Inspector General of Police, BRTC Chairma, Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Rangpur administration and police officials have been named as the respondents in the petition.
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If you ‘remove posts and videos from social media and other online platforms that have affected communal harmony’, it’ll be a suppression of fact, covering up a violent crime and injustice to Hindu community who fell prey to Muslim extremists right for nothing. Rather it must be exhibited at UN general assembly meeting showing the violent fact, and what genocide that it was and how do minority Hindus suffered at the hands of radical Islamists. It will also embolden the radical groups to repeat such crimes in days to come at slightest pretext.
Removal of such videos showing genocide of the Hindus does not warrant that Muslim commummunity will come forward, express solidarity with the Hindus, and safeguard them against pogrom from happening.