Shillong, Oct 17: The Central Puja Committee has condemned the Taliban-style attack on Hindu minority group in Bangladesh during the Durga Puja celebrations.
A protest meeting was held at Shillong Dharma Hindu Sabha attended by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bongo Bhashi Mahasabha Foundation (BBMF).
The CPC has also appealed to the Bangladesh government to take strict action against the perpetrators and ensure the protection of Hindus and their freedom to practise their religion and beliefs.
“The premeditated attack launched over different regions and districts of Bangladesh, with hundreds of people actively engaged in a Taliban style genocide and destruction is a blatant infringement on freedom of religion and belief practiced by the Hindu minorities of Bangladesh,” CPC general secretary, J L Das said.
The violence started on October 13 during the Durga puja celebrations in which radical Islamist groups attacked Durga Puja pandals and Temples in Cumilla district in Chittagong division of Bangladesh.
Three people were killed and many others injured on Wednesday as a mob and the police clashed in Chandpur’s Hajiganj upazila following the incident in Cumilla.
Das said the meeting has decided that a memorandum would be sent to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. The CPC also sought the personal intervention of the chief minister.
Copies of the memorandum would also be issued to the ruling and the opposition Congress party through the respective state units, he said,
A copy of the memorandum would also be sent to the President of the leader of Shillong All Faith Forum (SAFF,) Das said.
He said a delegation of the CPC would be heading to New Delhi and submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh through the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in India.