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Petition filed seeking HC order to ensure Hindu community’s security

A writ petiton has been filed with the High Court seeking its order to ensure security to the Hindu community across the country, including that of Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district.

Human rights organisation Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) filed the petition on Sunday morning, UNB reports.

Abu Obaidur Rahman, lawyer of ASK, said, “The writ petition was mentioned to the divisional bench led by Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque. We are waiting for the hearing.”

The writ also sought an HC rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the role of the local administration of Nasirnagar upazila will not be declared illegal in connection with the attack on the Hindu community in the area.

The petitioners sought an HC order to direct the Home Secretary, Public Administration Secretary, Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Chittagong Range to withdraw the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Brahmanbaria, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Nasirnagar and Officer-in-charge of Nasirnagar Police Station and submit a report in this regard.

The writ also sought an HC order to direct the Home Secretary, Public Administration Secretary, IGP and DIG of Chittagong Range and DC and SP of Brahmanbaria to seek explanation from the UNO of Nasirnagar and OC of Nasirnagar Police Station by which authority the duo gave speech at a rally at Nasirnagar hurting the Muslims’ religious sentiment.

On October 30, an unruly mob equipped with sharp weapons went berserk and demolished a number of Hindu temples and nearly 100 houses in Nasirnagar upazila following a rumour of a Facebook post demeaning the Holy Kaaba.

The incident sparked a widespread criticism in the country.

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