HIGHLIGHTS:

  • VHP’s Joint General Secretary Swami Vigyananand drafted a letter to the heads of the UN, UNHRC, and the EU
  • Swami Vigyananand demanded to establish an International Enquiry Commission
  • VHP also demanded the UNSC to take action to proscribe criminal organizations engaged in Jihadi violence

Today, the Joint General Secretary and the head of international affairs of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Swami Vigyananand drafted a letter to the heads of the United Nations (UN), United Nation’s High Commission for Human Rights (UNHRC), and the European Union. In the letter, he urged the international bodies to stop unabated Hindu Genocide in Bangladesh and demanded to establish an International Enquiry Commission.

Addressing the letter to Antonio Guterres, Michelle Bachelet Jeria of United Nations High Commission for Human Rights and Ursula von der Leyen, the president EU, Vigyananand requested to send a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh to inquire into the continuing genocide of Hindus in Bangladesh, and also to ensure additional measures to protect the indigenous Hindu minorities.

In addition, he said the organizations to pressurize the Government of Bangladesh to ensure physical security and justice for the victims. “Give exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the crimes,” he added.

He also demanded the UNSC to take action to proscribe criminal organizations engaged in Jihadi violence. Lastly, he urged the government of Bangladesh to repeal the Vested Property Act – 2013.

The recent attack on Hindus in Bangladesh in more than 22 districts has resulted in many criticisms. The radical Islamists caused despair and terror among devotees by forcibly entering places of worship during the sacred Durga Puja and jubilantly vandalizing and breaking icons of deities and destroying shrines. Reportedly, a dozen Hindus were slaughtered, and thousands were injured.

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