Amend CAA to guard Bangladeshi Hindus: Congress chief Milind Deora

The Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) have to be amended to guard Bangladeshi Hindus fleeing spiritual persecution, former minister Milind Deora mentioned on Tuesday. His assertion follows stories of communal violence that happened through the Durga Puja celebrations in Bangladesh final week.

Calling the incident “worrying,” the senior Congress chief, nonetheless, warned towards makes an attempt to “equate Indian Muslims with Bangladeshi Islamists.”

“Bangladesh’s escalating communal violence is extremely worrying. CAA must be amended to protect & rehabilitate Bangladeshi Hindus fleeing religious persecution. India must also reject & thwart any communal attempt to equate Indian Muslims with Bangladeshi Islamists,” Deora wrote on Twitter.

The CAA goals to make the path to Indian citizenship simpler for Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, and Christian migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

Reports had emerged of an alleged blasphemous incident at a Durga Puja pandal in Cumilla district, after movies of the mentioned incident went viral on social media. In the wake of this, violence eruped in elements of the nation, and temples in Chandpur’s Hajiganj, Chattogram’s Banshkhali, Cox’s Bazar’s Pekua had been vandalised. An ISKON temple in Noakhali too was attacked.

The assaults prompted Delhi to name up Dhaka. Sources mentioned that Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami in addition to the 4 consulates in Bangladesh have been in contact with officers.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a speech, promised to convey to justice the culprits behind the violence. She warned that anybody concerned within the assaults on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues won’t be spared.

Hindus kind round 10% of Bangladesh’s inhabitants of 169 million.