Bangladesh Durga Puja violence 2021: Hailakandi on Monday witnessed an anti-Hasina procession in protest of Hindu persecution including vandalism of Durga idols, shrines, and temples in Bangladesh. At the call of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, thousands of people, including members of various branches of the Sangha family, marched through the streets of Hailakandi. At the forefront of the procession of the ISKCON saints, members of various Hindu organizations chanted slogans against the Hasina government of Bangladesh.
The procession marched around the city with slogans like ‘Hindu torture must stop in Bangladesh’, ‘Hasina government down with’ etc. At 10 am on this day, the procession of protesting people from Adikalibari in Hailakandi went around the city and gathered at Netaji Point. At the foot of the Netaji statue, leaders of various Hindu organizations spoke out against the vandalism of Durga statues, killing of Hindus, arson, and looting in Bangladesh. The speakers sharply criticized the Hasina government of Bangladesh and demanded security for Hindus of that country.
Speaking at the protest rally, Shyamsundar Rabidas, general secretary of the Hailakandi District Vishwa Hindu Parishad, slammed the Hasina government of Bangladesh, saying there would be a backlash if Hindu persecution in Bangladesh was not stopped. Another speaker, Kiranmoy Dutta, an RSS activist, protested the attack on Ramakrishna Mission and Iskcon temple in Bangladesh and demanded security for Hindus in the country. Besides, he made clear that the Hindus of India are on the side of the Hindus in Bangladesh. At the meeting, Bajrang Dal leader Vishnu Bhattacharya referred to the recent events in Bangladesh and called on the Hindus of the world to unite.
At the protest meeting, former minister Gautam Roy also spoke out to ensure the safety of Hindus in Bangladesh. Speaking at the protest rally today, BJP leader Milon Das called on the Hindus to unite and protest. Milon Das called on the Hindus to build resistance if necessary. BJP leader Moon Swarnakar said that if the persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh does not stop, the protesting people will call for a ‘Let’s go to Bangladesh’ campaign if necessary. He also protested against the persecution of Hindus in Bangladesh.