The religious freedom of Hindus being crushed in Bangladesh, BJP leader Amit Malviya alleges

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Alleging that the religious freedom of Hindus in Bangladesh has been crushed, BJP leader Amit Malviya on Friday said the development underscores the importance of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The religious freedom of Hindus is being crushed in Bangladesh.

Alleging that the religious freedom of Hindus in Bangladesh has been crushed, BJP leader Amit Malviya on Friday said the development underscores the importance of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). BJP's Bengal co-in-charge Malviya tweeted, "The relaxation with which religious freedom of Hindus is being trampled in Bangladesh reiterates the importance of CAA which is humanitarian law. Mamata Banerjee's protest and deliberate silence on the CAA should now worry the Hindus of Bengal who are feeling marginalized under the Trinamool Congress rule.

"Be aware that the CAA has not come into effect yet. In this, there is a provision to give citizenship in India to non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries including Bangladesh and Pakistan based on their religious persecution. Leader of Opposition in Bengal Assembly Shubhendu Adhikari also raised the matter and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah urged them to take up this "painful and shameful" issue with the Bangladeshi authorities in a diplomatic manner. He tweeted that the vandalism of Durga Puja pandals and temples is painful. The desecration of the idols of Maa Durga is a deliberate attack on the Sanatani Bengali community.

VHP also condemned, demanded action

Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) also condemned the incidents in Bangladesh and demanded strict action against the perpetrators of these incidents and the protection of Hindus. VHP's Union General Secretary Milind Parande appealed to the Bangladesh government to curb extremists while ensuring the safety of its minority Hindus. Also, make arrangements for compensation for the loss of the victims Hindus and the dead and injured. He said, 'The international community along with the Indian government should also pressurize the Bangladesh government to take appropriate action to protect the life and property of the Hindus there and their religious beliefs.