শনিবার, ০৮ অগাস্ট ২০২০, ০৩:৩৫ অপরাহ্ন
The rights of the Hindu minority must be ensured in the light of the constitution. Shipan Kumer Basu, President of the World Hindu Struggle Committee, said this in response to the recent increase in torture and violence against Hindus.
Mr. Basu thinks that the demand for a certain number of seats in the Ministry of Minorities or in Parliament, as advocated by the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Hindu Mahajot, Advocate Govinda Chandra, is unlikely to solve the problem completely. Because there are doubts as to how much the government will do to meet these demands. On the contrary, fulfilling the 18 basic rights of every citizen in the constitution will solve many problems of Hindus.
He said Hindus are not a minority in Bangladesh. Today Hindus have become a minority as they have left the country due to the persecution of some extremist Muslims. But the land deeds still contain the names of those Hindus who left the country. Which will lead to the implementation of their rights. This requires the support of the country’s civil society and the international community.
Mr. Basu said Article 26 of the constitution states that no law inconsistent with fundamental rights can be enacted. And if it is done, it will be automatically canceled. According to this article, all previous laws contrary to fundamental rights are constitutionally invalid. Fundamental rights make the lives of citizens dignified by overcoming artificial barriers that limit physical and mental boundaries and ensuring an environment of liberation and justice. Independent judiciary and strong democratic institutions are the best safeguards against civil rights violations. Article 102 of Chapter 4 of the Constitution empowers the High Court Division of the Supreme Court to enforce fundamental rights. If it is implemented, the civic status of Hindus and other minorities will be elevated, said Mr. Basu.