- Saturday, 06 September 2014
- Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 04:28
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Yet another outrage upon Hindus in Bangladesh has come to light. Ms. Eti Rani Acharjee (15), a minority Hindu schoolgirl has been kidnapped for forceful conversion to Islam on 23.08.2014 from Kaiyempur – Kasba Upazila of Brahmanbaria district.
The Hindu girl, Ms. Eti Rani Acharjee, daughter of Moni Acharjee (45) and Shova Rani Acharjee (39), who is a minor girl of only 14 years 9 months of age, was abducted on 23rd August 2014 at about 3 p.m. and reportedly forcibly converted to Islam. The FIR registered names the perpetrators as Md. Siddiqur Rahman (20), Rup Chand Begum (40), Md. Abdur Rahim (48) and Ms. Sohenar Begum (42), all of Kaiyempur, P.s., Kasba, Brahmanbaria. A case has been registered against them (Case No: Kasba P.S. case No. 55 dated 27.08.2014) under Section 7/30 of the Women and Children Repression Act, 2003.
The Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) is investigating the case.
Statement of the facts of the case by Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW)
Ms. Eti Rani Acharjee a school girl studying in Class X (ten) under the care and custody of her parents since her birth at her native village. While on 23.08.2014 the victim girl was going to her coaching Classes near Kaiyempur Bazar towards house of coaching teacher she was intercepted by Muslim perpetrators namely 1) Md. Siddiqur Rahman (20)2) Rup chand Begum, 3)Md. Abdur Rahim and 4) Ms. Sohenar Begum. Those perpetrators without the consent of victim forced her to board the micro bus and decamped towards unknown destination. As soon as the parents of the victim came to know that their minor daughter had been kidnapped, they went to local Kasba police station, but the relatives of the perpetrators approached them not to lodge FIR at police station on promise that their daughter would be returned back. But since after four days of kidnapping the victim was not rescued nor was any sincere effort for recovery of the victim.
I, on behalf of BDMW immediately communicated with Mr. Mizanur Rahman- Officer in Charge of Kasba police station over his cell number 01713373737 who admitted the fact and assured BDMW to rescue the victim girl. I also talked with Moni Acharjee- father of the victim who sought our intervention and requested us to help rescuing the girl from the clutches of abduction, rape and forceful conversion. I also talked with Md. Hafizur Rahman — Investigating officer of the case who seems to be neglectful for recovery and arrest of the perpetrators. He also gave me to understand that due to delay- filing of case and there was a meeting for compromise between the perpetrators and parents of the victim, he could not arrest the perpetrators during the period. This neglectful attitude on the part of the Investigating officer shows that he has no interest in arresting the perpetrators.
After 4 days on 27.08.2014 father of the victim lodged first information report (FIR) against those perpetrators at Kasba police station at Brahmanbaria being Kasba P.S. Case No.55 dated 27.08.2014 under section 7/30 of Women and Children Repression Act, 2003. But police could not rescue the victim till writing of this report. The father and mother of the victim also made an appeal to the Minister for Home Mr. Asaduzzaman who also could not recover the victim girl.
The Bangladesh Minority Watch is very much concerned about kidnapping of Hindu girl and we demand immediate rescue of the victim and also demand urgent arrest of the perpetrators.
The BDMW is very much annoyed with Md. Hafizur Rahman — investigating police officer who is responsible for not rescuing the victim while he got opportunity to recover the girl at the relevant time.
The state party to the covenant should respect United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of persons belonging to National, Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic minorities adopted by General Assembly in its resolution 47/135 of 18 December, 1992.
Article 4 of the covenant says: States shall take measures when required to ensure that persons belonging to minorities may exercise fully and effectively all their human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination and in full equality before the law.
The copy of FIR, photo of victim and other related documents will be sent soon.
Adv. Rabindra Ghosh
Founder President — Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW), 12, K.M. Das Lane, Tikatully — Wari P.S., Dhaka, Bangladesh.
To report truth without bias, spin or censor and expose such acts is an obligation. Where India and particularly Hindus are concerned, the media have utterly failed to discharge their obligations. Rather, they take for granted the meekness of the majority Hindus.
Source: The Daily Bhorer Kagoj, 3rd September, 2014
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