Kolkata, June 26 : Taking a serious cognizance of the rising atrocities against the Hindu community in Bangladesh, Viswa Hindu Parishad has decided to stage a demonstration outside the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission Situated in Kolkata. In order to vent their anger against the establishment of Bangladesh the saffron organisation will stage protest on July 1.
According to VHP spokesperson Sourish Mukherjee the VHP workers will assemble in front of Nandan and from there a long procession will be carried out towards the Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh. He further mentioned that VHP delegation will also submit a memorandum to state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhavan. The organisers also have invited various religious leaders and members of the Bharat Sevashram Sangha to attend the July 1 programme in the city.
Briefing about the state wide protest Mukherjee demanded that Bangladesh government should take strong action against the culprits for instigating horrifying violence against the Hindu community. He assured that the organisers will ensure the peaceful agitation for the sake of law and order. The city police would be informed about the proposed programme he added.
According to Indian Express, around 100 Hindus were killed in Bangladesh in 2016 while more than 350 were injured in the violence. Even in the first six months of 2017, the situation did not improve as more reports of people belonging to Hindu and Buddhist communities were subjected to atrocities in Bangladesh.