It is reported that many members of this minority are preparing to leave the country as they feel insecure due to the recent attacks by Muslim extremists targeting the Hindu community in Bangladesh.
Sujon Roy, a young Hindu, said, “We have a country where people of all faiths live in religious harmony, but the recent violence shows that we are no longer safe and that the government has failed to protect us from Islamic extremists.”
Robin Costa, a 45 – year – old Catholic, told Asia News that he planned to travel to any Christian country in Europe or Canada to protect himself and his family.
He said in tears that although the cost of going abroad was too high for him, there was no other course of action he could take at this time.
Violence has escalated since October 13 following reports of defamation of a copy of the Quran and the attack on a Hindu temple by a Muslim extremist group in the southern Chandapur district.
The violent activities of Muslim extremists are intensifying and all minorities are being heavily affected.
Ain Ho Salish Kendra, a Bangladeshi human rights organization, estimates that there have been 3,679 anti-Hindu attacks in the country since 2013, documenting attacks on minorities, and that 11 Hindus have been killed and 862 injured.
According to Asian news