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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ensure security for Hindus in Begumganj: HC

Source: Financial Express

The High Court (HC) Sunday ordered the authorities to ensure security for the Hindu community and their temples in Begumganj of Noakhali district as they were attacked by the Jama'at-Shibir activists on Thursday, reports BSS.

The bench with Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Justice Mahmudul Haque made this order by issuing a suo moto rule. The court also asked the concerned to reconstruct the houses, damaged by Jama'at-Shibir men.

It also asked them to explain as to why order should not be given to take proper action against persons responsible for ransacking and damaging the houses, temples and other places of worship.

Senior assistant secretary of the Home Ministry, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Deputy Commissioner and Police Super of Noakhali and officer-in-charge (OC) of Begumganj thana were asked to reply to the rule by next ten days. They were also asked to submit a progress report about compliance of court's order by this time.

The court, before issuing the order, sought opinions from three senior Supreme Court lawyers-Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud, Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru and Advocate M Khurshed Alam Khan-who were present in the courtroom at that time.

Several newspapers and television channel published and telecast the news of ransacking and torching the houses of Hindu community people and their prayer centres by Jama'at-Shibir activists soon after the verdict was pronounced by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) awarding death penalty to Jama'at leader Delwar Hussain Sayedee on last Thursday.

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