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Resist communal forces
Publish Date : 2014-01-09,  Publish Time : 17:26,  View Count : 9
People deplore post-polls attacks on minorities
Banani Mallick
Just after the 10th parliamentary election, the supporters of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami had attacked the houses of the minority Hindu community in Jessore and Dinajpur which has sparked discontent among all in society.
People from all walks of life strongly condemned this attack and also said that the government should have increased the number of enforcers to the sensitive areas just after the elections.
They also expressed their worries about the government's failure to take any action against  the miscreants.
They believe attack on minority could be avoided had the government taken necessary steps beforehands.
A Mumbai based Indian newspaper Daily News and Analysis (DNA) had published a report much before the elections expressing apprehension that there could be attacks on the Hindu community after the polls.
It also mentioned that they got the information that the terrorist groups were preparing to sabotage the election.
It further said that through the Myanmar border, these groups were carrying explosives and arms to unstable the country.
Getting the information the Indian government had deployed more Border Security Forces ( BSF) in the sensitive borders of  Meghalaya, Arunachal and Tripura, the report said.
 Besides, Pankaj Sharan, the Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka also expressed the worries about the security of the minority groups of Bangladesh.
At a recent press conference he expressed his concern about the security of the minority.  The daily Observer talked to a cross section of people about this barbaric attack.
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