Source: News Bharati English07 Aug 2016 16:39:31

New Delhi, Aug 7: American politician Tulsi Gabbard has taken up the matter of persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh and has launched a signature campaign to highlight the plight of Hindus in appropriate forum to put an end to it.

Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. She has been the United States Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. She has been vocal about the Islamic atrocities on minority Hindus in Bangladesh. 

She wanted to pass a resolution in US Congress in July 2015 to stop the torture and onslaught upon marginal Hindus in a Jihadi and Taliban upsurge in Islamic Bangladesh.

Though that bipartisan bill was not found successful, Tusi has taken another initiative as “Please sign your name and stand with the people of Bangladesh”, to make any privilege to Bangladeshi Victims on her kind part to pressurize BD Govt for taking right and timely actions.

In this take Tulsi communicated her concerns as below:

“Aloha and Namaste. While we here in the United States may sometimes take our freedoms for granted, Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh are living in perpetual terror. Forced conversions to Islam, rapes and abductions, extortions and land grabbing and forced expulsion, desecration and destruction of places of worship, are just a few of the types of violence that are currently being unleashed. The population of Hindus in Bangladesh has dwindled from 18% in 1971 to a meagre 9.7% today. Accounting for the overall population growth during this time this is a net loss of about 53 million Hindus from Bangladesh. That’s close to the total population of a dozen European Union countries or that of more than fifteen U.S. States that has simply vanished from a tiny country about the size of Greece or the State of New York.

Compounding the problem is the rapid rise of violent jihadists in Bangladesh. We’ve seen in the news recently word of terrorist attacks, machete attacks, and beheadings of Hindu priests, secularists, bloggers, and intellectuals. Yet there has been no real action taken by the Bangladesh government to quell this festering crisis.

We must stand together with the people of Bangladesh. Please sign this petition as we call on the Bangladesh government to take urgent action against the horrific oppression and terror that plagues religious minorities in Bangladesh every day”.