'Culture of fear': Bangladesh teachers hesitate as hate attacks on Hindus continue - News Summed Up

'Culture of fear': Bangladesh teachers hesitate as hate attacks on Hindus continue


The Hindu teachers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh are being targeted in the name of religion for other issues, such as disputes with influential people, believe the educators and eminent citizens. In 2016, the incident of Narayanganj school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta being made to do sit-ups holding his ears in public by Jatiya Party MP Salim Osman for allegedly insulting Islam led to widespread condemnation. Such inhumane acts against them are very unfortunate.”Recalling his days at his institution after the 2016 incident, Shyamal said, “I had to be careful while giving lessons. Many teachers from the minority Hindu community fear such incidents may occur to them, a thought which prevents them from giving lessons normally. Demanding that local MPs be held accountable for these incidents, Sadeka said, “Politics is becoming different at the local level.


Source: bd News24 June 28, 2022 22:30 UTC



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