Help Hindus feel secure: Quader

Communication Minister Obaidul Quader has urged leaders and activists of the Awami League to stand by the Hindus recently persecuted by Jamaat-e-Islami supporters.

Noakhali CorrespondentNoakhali
Published : 7 March 2013, 10:21 AM
Updated : 7 March 2013, 10:21 AM

Also an Awami League Presidium Member, he was distributing relief goods on Thursday among the Hindus in Noakhali’s Rajganj, one of the sites that bore the brunt of the recent nationwide communal violence by Jamaat after its number two Delwar Hossain Sayedee was convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death on Feb 28.

“There will be no compromise with those who attacked the religious minorities. They will have to be punished for their acts. The government has zero tolerance on this matter.”

Quader recalled the region’s history of communal harmony. “There is no doubt that these communal terror attacks were enforced on a peaceful community.”

“It is not enough to provide the victims with just money, tin and clothes. The houses and temples have to be rebuilt and the fear and the terror in the minds of the people here have to be gotten rid of. We have to take measures so they can sleep safely”.

The Noakhali-5 MP urged law enforcers and leaders and activists of Awami League to ensure security for religious minorities with the assistance of local community.

Quader gave out cash, clothes and books among students from 67 families in Rajganj from the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.