Hindu Rally in front of White House
outside White House in Washington protesting against the atrocities on minority Hindus in Bangladesh on April 12. They urged the US President Barack Obama to use his powers to curb persecution of Hindus at the hands of fanatics. The protestors also gave a memorandum to the authorities.
Members of Sarbojanin Puja Udjapon Samity, Shri Krishna Bhaktasangha, United Hindu Parishad, Sanatan Sangha, Harinama Sankirtanasagha and some other organisations and Hindu activists joined the protest coming from different corners of USA, viz. New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
Protesting against the rise in violence against minorities in Bangladesh, Hindus of Bangladeshi-origin urged the US President to protect them and list radical Jamat-e-Islami as a foreign terrorist group. After the pronouncement of War Criminal Sayedee’s hanging order as a post Shabagh effect, Hindus-Buddhists in Bangladesh have been thrown into a new fire place of Islamic torture.
Raising slogans like “We do not want Talibanisation of Bangladesh” and “Save Hindus”, Bangladeshi American Hindus in a memorandum asked Obama to save the religious minorities of Bangladesh and enlist “Jamat-e-Islami, Bangladesh” as a foreign terrorist organisation. “We are urging everyone to be united in outrage and by humanity and do all you can to save the endangered minorities of Bangladesh,” the memorandum said as the protestors demanded enactment of hate crime laws by the Bangladeshi Government.
They also demanded establishment of a monitoring cell with prosecutorial authority to monitor, prevent, and prosecute all communal incidents; and creation of a minority welfare ministry with authority to create a special police force drawn from the minority populace. The peaceful protest rally was organised by the supported Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, with support from various other organisations like Hindu American Foundation and the Indian American Intellectual Forum.
“Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, USA calls upon the civilised world to come to the protection of these innocent and peaceful people who have committed no other wrongs than belonging to faiths other than what the terrorists would choose for them. They can count on no one and go nowhere,” the statement said.
The protestors also demanded introduction of Hate Crime Law in Bangladesh along with establishment of Minority Watch, Welfare and Protection Cell and Judiciary Investigation Committee for giving punishment to the persecutors upon minorities in Bangladesh. The memorandum has also demanded a special session and hearing in the US Congress to verify the injustice and persecution on Bangladeshi Hindus, Buddhists and other minorities.