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BJP threatens to stop Dhaka-Kolkata train on Hindu killing

Saturday, Jul 2, 2016,11:34 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Kolkata | Asking Bangladesh government to ensure security of minorities in the country, BJP today threatened to stop the Dhaka-Kolkata train and hold dharna in front of Benapole-Petrapole border gate if the killing of Hindus did not stop there. Hindus and other minorities are killed in Bangladesh regularly.

Bangladesh government should take steps to ensure the safety and security of minorities. India has played a major role in the independence of Bangladesh. We (India) share a very good relations with Bangladesh. But if the killing does not stop in Bangladesh, we’ll stage demonstration in front of Benapole-Petrapole border gate and stop the movement of ‘Maitree Express’ (the train between Kolkata and Dhaka).

We’ll not tolerate attack on Hindus in Bangladesh, BJP’s West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh told a rally here. In Bengal, you will see rallies organised by Communists on various global issues. But it’s an irony that when Hindus in Bangladesh are being attacked, we are witnessing a stoic silence from both Communists and ruling TMC here, he said.

The rally was organised in protest against the recent killing of minorities including Hindus in Bangladesh.

BJP national secretary and former state president Rahul Sinha questioned the silence of intellectuals on the issue of killing of minorities in Bangladesh.

Why are the intellectuals now maintaining a silence on the killings? Whenever an incident happens in India, they raise a hue and cry. But they are keeping mum on this issue, Sinha said.

BJP’s rally comes a day after ‘Hindu Jagran Manch’ had organised a rally on the same issue in Kolkata.

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