THE communal tension in neighbouring Bangladesh has left an impact on the politics of India as the opposition Trinamool Congress (TMC) has slammed the Narendra Modi government saying it remained a mute spectator to the violence in that country and urged New Delhi to play an effective role.
TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh on said over the weekend that his party, which is in power in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal bordering Bangladesh, wants safety for minorities in both India and Bangladesh.
India’s ministry of external affairs ministry has noted that the government of Bangladesh has reacted promptly to ensure that the situation was under control and the Indian mission in Dhaka was in close contact with the Bangladeshi authorities. The current Sheikh Hasina government in Bangladesh is considered to be a friendly one towards India.
“Some disturbing news is coming from Bangladesh. Though the Sheikh Hasina government and many people of that country are opposing such acts, but why is @PMOIndia mute spectator? The Centre should play an effective role, and the BJP mustn’t do cheap drama of fake Hindutva over it. We want safety of minorities in both India and Bangladesh,” Ghosh tweeted in Bengali, which is the major language spoken in both Bengal and Bangladesh.
Suvendu Adhikari, who belongs to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party and is the leader of opposition in the Bengal legislative assembly, retweeted a tweet of ISKCON in which it said its premises in Noakhali area of Bangladesh came under attack and one member was killed.
More than five people have been killed while several have been injured in communal clashes and those between miscreants and law enforcers in Bangladesh so far. Several Hindu temples and Durga Puja pandals were vandalised last week after a Holy Quran was allegedly desecrated and paramilitary forces were subsequently deployed in 22 affected districts of the country.
Bangladeshi prime minister Hasina said the perpetrators would be brought to justice.