Menacing sectarian quarters responsible for Rangpur attack, says Quader

Published: November 19, 2017 14:31:48 | Updated: November 20, 2017 17:26:35


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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said sinister sectarian forces are responsible for the attacks and arson of Hindu homes in Rangpur.

Quader made the statement during a visit the damage to the homes of Hindus at the Thakurpara village near the northern divisional city on Sunday.

On Nov 10, the houses were torched after thousands came to protest an alleged ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post by a Hindu man Titu Roy.

One person died and ten others were injured after the protesters clashed with police.
“A menacing sectarian force attacked the homes of Hindus ahead of the Eleventh National Election,” the Quader, a cabinet member, told the media, as per report on bdnews24.com

He claimed the sole objective of the attack was not creating instability, but to deteriorate Bangladesh’s ‘good relations’ with India.

“The attacks in Brahmanbaria’s Nasirnagar, Cox’s Bazar’s Ramu and Rangpur are all part of the same conspiracy,” said the road transport minister.

The prime minister instructed not to spare the perpetrators, who ever they are, added Quader.

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