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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Violence against Minorities in Bangladesh; Recent Reports

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Threaten to kill to the rape victim’s family

The daily Jaijaidin, date- 30.04.09

A Hindu minor child of Mojllishpur village at Kosba in B’Baria has raped by Borhan (14) and Sabuj (12) on 23 April 2009. Firstly, she was admitted to the Thana Health Complex and later on B’Baria Sadar Hospital for her medical treatment after rescued by the local people. A case has been filed on 28 April 2009 at Kosba Police Station. The rapist and their companion are threatening to kill to the victim’s family for disposal of the case.

Three Christian families have ostracized for three years

The Daily Noyadigonto : Date 27.04.09

Safarin Charu Rojario was killed by neighbor Barnard Josep and Sunil on 1 December, 2005 for a trivial matter. Dinesh Gomes, Shyamol Rojario and Ilasir Rojario of Jonail Borni Christian Mission at Boraigram Upozila in Nator were the witnesses of that occurrence. As a result the, court sent warrant to Barnard Josep and Sunil. Only for this reason, dominant relatives of Barnard Josep and Sunil, namely Benjamin, Bimol, Ilias, Sudan, Hubard, Nirmol, Pachu Peter, and Santos, of the Christian community ostracized the said three families, Dinesh Gomes, Shyamol Rojario and Ilasir Rojario, from the society since 2005. These mentioned three families cannot pray in the Holly Church in the religious festival.

Dinesh Gomes arranged her daughter’s marriage last 23 February of 2009. However, the perpetrator group obstructed to execute that marriage in the Holly Church. Dinesh Gomes also informed to the related police station through a general daily (GD). Nonetheless, nothing has been happened against the perpetrators.

A Minority Student harassed at Kamalgong

The Daily Noyadigonto : Date 25. 04. 09

Sumita Rani, daughter of Gopal Das at Surjogram in Kamalgong, Moulavibazar, a student of Patonusa High School, had harassed by Momin Mia, son of Muslim Mia, and Kasem, son of Motin Mia, at Tilagor village on last 20 April 2009, while she was going back home. The perpetrators also attacked her home at night on that day.

A case has been filed against the perpetrator.

A Hindu collage student, victim of eve teasing, committed suicide at Agoiljhara, Barishal

The Daily Jugantor : Date 25.04.09

Sumi Rani Sarkar, daughter of Premanando Sarkar, at Nagar village of Agoiljhara, Barishal was a student of Jala Union Ilead Collage. Some local spoiled man often teased her at the way of collage. A group of people, by the leadership of Ripon Barai and Ashok Biswas, have pressurized to Sumi’s grandmamma Manda Rani and sister Protiva arranging marriage for Sumi and threaten to them whilst they denied their proposal. Later, they teased again on 21 April 2009, as a result Sumi committed suicide for releasing her parents’ family. No case has filed till date.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HRCBM's appeal: Help save Bipul Debnath

Bipul Kumar Debnath is a very talented poor Student. He is an English Honors 1st year student of Dhaka Collage. He has passed in the S. S. C and H. S. C Examination with both GPA-5 or Grade A+. Now he is attacked Multiple Exostosis all over the body (Multiple Bone Increase), Left humerus swelling increase in size last 5 months. Bipul Debnath have now treatment under Dr. Manassen Nithyananth of Christian Medical College , Ida Scudder Road • Vellore 632004 • Tamil Nadu • India. Doctor advice is, this problem will be remove must operation immediately. But his Father is a very poor tea sealer. His family members are five. We know he can’t provide total treatment cost 2 (Two) Lac Bangladesh Taka approximate.
Please find attached appeal . You can know details information and medical report of Bipul Kumar Debnath.