Hindu Samhati's Official Statement on Bangladesh Elections:
We congratulate the people of Bangladesh for the triumph of the progressive and secular forces in the recently concluded election. Media reports state that the minority Hindu community, in spite of serious disturbances, was able to cast votes and without major hindrances as in previous elections, and we commend the election commission for a job well done. We hope that better days will commence in the length and breadth of Bangladesh and it will abide by and uphold the glorious democratic traditions of neighboring India, the largest democracy in the global arena.
However, there are larger expectations from the newly elected government. The dismissal of the despised Vested Property Act (formerly Enemy Property Act, targeting the Hindu population) and the rebuilding of the historic Ramna Kali Temple have been two longstanding demands of the Hindu minority community in that country.
We hope that the new Bangladesh government will concentrate on this aspect and do the needful. These forms of initiatives can only lead the nation to a brighter future and sustain the secular fabric.
We pray to the Almighty Ishwar that prudence should befall in Bangladesh which can save that country from obtaining the tag of “failed state” like Pakistan.
Convenor, Hindu Samhati
Posted by Hindu Samhati's International Communications Team