Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb urges Bangladesh govt to protect minorities

AGARTALA/GUWAHATI: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday urged the Bangladesh government to protect the lives, properties and religious places of the minorities in that country.

While addressing the media, the Chief Minister said that it seems like the fundamentalist forces as part of their pre-planned conspiracies, have attacked the minorities and vandalized the idols and pandals of Durga Puja festivities, which ended last week. “The recent incidents are very shameful. I trust the Bangladesh administration. They will deal with the situation effectively. The friendship between India and Bangladesh is very old. We should keep it up. Fundamentalist or any other forces should not be allowed to destroy these relations,” he said.

Deb spoke to the Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh, Vikram K. Doraiswami, last week. Talking about their conversation, a source close to the CM said, “Doraiswami informed Deb that he and other Indian officials in various diplomatic missions in Bangladesh have visited different places to know the details of the incidents at the ground level.” Many other organizations, intellectuals, political parties and NGOs in Assam and Tripura have condemned and organized protest rallies against the violent incidents in Bangladesh. (IANS)

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