Published:  12:30 AM, 13 October 2017

Religious minorities being victimized on CJ issue

Unity Council leaders allege

"The 'uncomfortable situation' which has arisen centering Chief Justice SK Sinha is victimizing the religious minority people working at several government offices," alleging that Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council leaders said: "The diverse attitudes towards total religious minorities alone for SK Sinha is contradictory to non-communal belief." Expressing deep concern, general secretary of the council Advocate Rana Dasgupta said: "Some are trying to blacken the CJ's character."

The council leaders organized a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity yesterday. In a written statement, Rana Dasgupta said: "The CJ achieved his prestigious position for his talent, capability and positive attitude. The PM appointed him to the post ignoring the arguments of some people inside the ruling party and government."   

         "An Awami League likeminded body held an agitation in front of the Jatiya Press Club on the day of CJ's oath. The leaders of the body also said they would not allow a non-Muslim Chief Justice for a Muslim-majority Bangl-adesh," he went on reading. "Constant threat to the CJ was and is centering his religious, birth and ethnic identity.

Even he has been threatened for forced migration," the statement read out. President of the council Hubert Gomeg and presidium member Neem Chandra Bhowmik ware present among others.

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