Dhaka – Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu on Monday said Bangladesh needs no external assistance to protect the religious minorities.
“The government’s tough stance is enough for the protection of religious minorities in Bangladesh,” the minister told reporters at a press conference in his office.
He said the recent attacks on the minorities is part of a bigger conspiracy against the country
“Those were done to embarrass the government,” the minister said a day after a leader of the Hindu community reportedly sought intervention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the Hindu minorities in Bangladesh.
The general secretary of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council, a platform of the religious minority groups, Rana Dasgupta, however, trashed media report in India that says he sought such assistance.
Indian state-run news agency Press Trust of India despatched the news which was carried out by newspapers that Bangladesh’s Hindu community sought security from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the recent murders of Hindu preachers in Bangladesh.
Dasgupta told newsnextbd.com, “I did not ask for PM Modi’s intervention in protecting Hindu community.”
The Information Minister also assured to maintain the communal harmony in Bangladesh, a Muslim Major country.
He said the government is trying to maintain harmony.
Inviting Minorities to practice their faiths, Inu said, ‘We don’t need assistance from neighboring country to protect our citizens.”
Terming the minority murder as the ‘anti-government act’, the Information Minister said those killed citizens with arson attacks now performing the secret murders in Bangladesh.
He accused the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party of patronising murders.
“The BNP has been playing the blame game to malign the government.”