New Delhi [India], October 19 (ANI): The Vishva Hindu Parishad on Tuesday demanded that the United Nations should send a peacekeeping force to stop the "genocide of Hindus by Jihadists in Bangladesh."In a press release, VHP's Central Joint General Secretary Dr Surendra Jain said that the atrocities are being committed by the radical Islamic Jihadists and fundamentalists on Hindus which can be compared with the brutality of the Nazis. "There is no sign of a stop to the sequence of brutal atrocities against Hindus. Now the United Nations should take the initiative in this matter and send its Peace Keeping Force to Bangladesh without any delay for the protection of the minority native Hindus in the country," he said.
Condemning the brutal atrocities on Hindus, VHP cautioned PM Sheikh Hasina to follow her Raj Dharma (duty of ruler), ensure the safety and security of minority Hindu society and get inhuman people punished.
He said that the UN and all human rights organisations remain crippled. "Islamic fundamentalists are bent on making Bangladesh a country totally devoid of Hindus. The Bangladesh government has become a mute spectator. Instead of controlling the radical Jihadis, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh is advising the Government of India that it should not allow any such incident to happen in India that would inflame the Muslims in Bangladesh. After this statement of Sheikh Hasina, Muslim fundamentalists became more frenzied and the brutal atrocities on Hindus increased. The cycle of atrocities shows no sign of stopping yet," said Jain.
The Joint General Secretary of VHP said that Bangladesh is a declared Islamic country with Islam as its state religion. "That is why, like Afghanistan and Pakistan, there have been heinous atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh since the beginning, but the current developments have broken all the previous records," the VHP leader said.
He said, "In the last 10 days, over 150 Durga Puja pandals have been destroyed and over 362 icons of deities demolished. Thousands of houses and shops of Hindus have been attacked and looted. More than 1,000 Hindus have been injured and till now 10 Hindus have also been reported dead."Singh said, "Many Hindu women have been brutally gang-raped. At Haji Ganj of Chandpur, a woman, her daughter and her niece/sister's daughter were brutally gang-raped. An innocent 10-year-old girl died there. More than 50 temples including three ISKCON temples, ashrams of Ramakrishna Mission, Ram Thakur Ashram, have been destroyed. Two saints of ISKCON and three priests of Chaumohini temple have been brutally murdered. Another priest's body was found yesterday in the pond of ISKCON temple. From many districts partial news has been received due to internet restrictions. The reality is even worse than this."He said that such atrocities on Hindus have become a part of the radical Islamic character, which is evidenced by the steadily declining population of Hindus in present day Bangladesh. "The Hindu population in Bangladesh was 22 per cent in 1951 and fell to 18 per cent in 1971 at the time of the creation of Bangladesh. It has now come down to just 7 per cent. This proves that even after the creation of Bangladesh, of atrocities on Hindus have not stopped but increased rapidly," he said.
"The whole world knows that similar inhuman atrocities were committed on all Bengalis by the Pakistani army. During the nine-month-long Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, members of the Pakistan Armed Forces and supporting pro-Pakistani Islamist militias from the then East Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami killed 30 Lakh (3 million) Bengalis and raped 400,000 Bengali women," the VHP leader said.
"To get rid of this inhuman situation, Bharat helped the Mukti Bahini - a formal military resistance force - and the map of Pakistan was changed with the creation of Bangladesh. But after getting rid of Pakistani atrocities, the real character of the Muslim society of Bangladesh came to the fore and the governments there became the custodians and patrons of this barbaric character," he added.
He also said, "After declaring itself an Islamic country, the previous Enemy Property Act of Pakistan was renamed as the Vested Property Act, under which the properties of Hindus can be confiscated by the Government of Bangladesh at any time. It is the clear view of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) that due to the Islamic character of Bangladesh, the governments there have not only been looking the other way when Hindus are attacked but also proving to be the motivators and patrons of the radical Islamists. They cannot get out of the clutches of fundamentalists without declaring Bangladesh a secular country instead of an Islamic country."Dr Jain said that the Hindu society will not tolerate these inhuman atrocities being committed on the Hindus. "That's why a huge outrage is being demonstrated in Kolkata today on October 19. A big demonstration will be held on 20 October in front of the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi. Along with this, outrage demonstrations will be held at district places across Bharat," said Dr Jain.
The VHP warns the Bangladesh government that if they want to stand in the line of developing countries, they will have to break free from their radical image. "Extremists will have to be dealt with in the same manner as was done in 1971. If needed, the Government of Bangladesh should also take the help of the Government of India," said Dr Jain.
The VHP also appeals to the UN to play a proactive role in preventing atrocities on Hindus. "The UN should justify its raison d'etre by sending Peace Keeping Force to such Jihad affected places. The VHP appeals to the Government of Bharat to exert an adequate amount of pulls and pressures on the Government of Bangladesh, so that the latter can fulfil its obligation to ensure the safety and security of its indigenous minority Hindu population," he demanded. (ANI)