Reported on: August 13, 2012 00:23 AM
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, Aug 12 (UNB) – BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam on Sunday alleged that the minority people have been the victims of repression since Awami League assumed office.
“The people belonging to the minority community fall victims to torture whenever Awami League comes to power, but they consider the community as their vote bank," he said while exchanging greetings with leaders of the Hindu-Buddha-Christian Oikya Front at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office marking Janmashtami.
Fakhrul, on behalf BNP chief Khaleda Zia who is now in Saudi Arabia for performing Umrah, welcomed the leaders of the Hindu community and wished them on the occasion of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Shree Krishna.
Terming BNP a liberal political party, he said as BNP believes in the freedom of all religions, many people from Hindu and other religious communities are involved with its politics despite various propaganda.
Assuring that BNP will not deviate from its liberal policy, Fakhrul said they will work for protecting the independence and esteem of all religions in the days to come.
Denouncing the recent attack on Hindu community members in Dinajpur, the BNP spokesman said the Hindu people in Chittagong also came under attack under this regime.
Hindu-Buddha-Christian Oikya Front leaders, including, Goutam Chakravarty, Joyanta Kumar Kundu, Amelendhu Das Apu, Debashish Roy Modhu and Nakul Kumar Saha, among others, spoke on the occasion.