Attackers on Hindus won’t be spared: PM


UNB, Jessore :
Reaffirming that those attacked Hindu families after the January 5 polls will be brought to justice, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government will be tough enough to ensure the security of all faiths, including Hindus.
“The election is over… now we’ll take stern action to ensure peace and foolproof security for all…the people of all religions will live here enjoying equal rights and that has been ensured through the constitutional amendment,” she said.
The Prime Minister came up with her strong resolve while addressing a simple ceremony at Malopara of Prembagh union in Avoynagar upazila marking the distribution of financial assistance to 61 people affected in the recent post-polls violence.
As per the directives of the Prime Minister, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) are also rebuilding 65 houses there apart of renovating temples and club houses damaged during the post-election violence.
After the January 5 election, BNP-Jamaat men purportedly attacked Hindu families for their participation in the election.
The Prime Minister warned that those involved in these attacks on the Hindu people will surely be punished. “We can rest assured of that,” she told her audience.
Terming Hindus the children of this sacred soil, Hasina said, “This is your birthplace and you’ll live here equally enjoying every right like other people.
We’re beside you and will remain there always,” she said adding, “You’ ll live in this country with courage without depending on the mercy of others.”
The PM alleged that the BNP-Jamaat terrorists were involved in the heinous attacks after the January 5 election and said those who had never wanted Bangladesh victory during its Liberation Way now have stood in the way of the country’s development. “You should always remain alert about these elements,” she said.