Hindus facing threats in Bangladesh, Pak: BJP

The BJP has expressed their concern over the reports of violence against Hindus in Bangladesh.
While reacting on the issue senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley in a statement on Wednesday mentioned that the post-election violence has started attacking the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh.

‘Houses have been burnt and individuals are being attacked. The already insecure Hindu minority is being threatened further. Most of these attacks have taken place at the behest of the Jamat-e-Islami and even the BNP,’ he said.

Jaitley said, ‘Hindu population is shrinking in the adjoining nation and the similarity in the situation being faced by the community in Pakistan, the Hindu population, which was around 30 per cent at the time of Independence is currently between 10 to 12 per cent as per the recent estimates.’

Anticipating ‘unrest’ in the neghbouring countries could have an impact in to the Indian boundaries, the leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha said, a disturbed neighbourhood adversely affects India and in some cases the consequences spill into Indian boundaries. ‘One had hoped that elections in Bangladesh would enhance the democratic process there. As the nation which had supported Bangladesh at the time of their liberation struggle, India, which has thousands of kilometres of borders with Bangladesh, would like to see a peaceful poll accompanied by continuation or transfer of power,’ Jaitley said with a hope that the political unrest in Bangladesh will soon stabilise.

On the context of Hindus minorities in Pakistan, he said, ‘There condition is little worse in Pakistan. In recent times thousands have had to migrate to India. On my visits to places like Indore, Ajmer and other towns of Punjab, many of these groups have met me. Even in Delhi the Hindu migrants from Pakistan have been meeting political leaders and explaining their plight.
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