- The article is based on the facts and data published by dailymail India, on Myanmar Hindus.
Myanmar Hindus who fled to Bangladesh border seeking refuge are now facing new troubles in the Relief Camps.
Reportedly, some organizations are forcing conversion on Hindus living in the Refugee Camps in Bangladesh. Most of the victims are helpless women and the young girls of Hindu community who have no choice but to accept, to survive in the immediate situation.
The Relief Camps are situated in Cox’s Bazar, a Muslim majority area situated at the border of Bangladesh.
Myanmar Hindu women forced to Convert
Hindu ladies who are living there told that they are being asked to remove sindoor (a customary vermilion red powder worn by married women) and break their bangles. A large number of ladies are allegedly compelled to surrender their Hindu customs and read namaz (Muslim prayer) 5 times each day.
One such woman is Puja Mullick who was forced to convert a month ago. She has experienced torture for about three weeks, Now she is known as Rabia.
Another woman Rica Dhar alias Sadia narrating the August incidence told ‘they entered all the Hindu residences and attacked. First, the mobile phones were taken away and then men were tied and beaten brutally. My husband worked as a goldsmith’.
‘They took away all my jewellery and began beating me. All Hindus were identified and taken to a nearby hill. They were then killed in a row. Only eight women were allowed to stay among them… mostly young and beautiful’.
Puja is originally a Hindu who was seeking shelter after the situation worsened in Myanmar. Be that as it may, conditions flipped around her life.
lost her husband in the attack which took place in the last week of August, probably around the time when the conflict grew.
She told that her husband was not killed by the armed forces, it was a group of men clad in black, whose faces were hidden, possibly she meant the Radical Islamists.
Role of Local Authorities
Around 500 Myanmar Hindus have been driven out from their own houses. They have entered into Bangladeshi territory and are scattered in different parts of this district.
As per the dailymail, when Bangladesh officials were asked about the issue of forced conversion, they gave assurance to investigate the matter and give punish whosoever is behind all this.
Though all the refugees are living in different camps among their religion or community, even then also the conditions are tough.
One cannot guess what has been happening to those Myanmar Hindus who have been suffering it since past few months.
Is it bad to talk about Hindus in this country?
There is an open discussion on every subject in India then, why is this issue being cornered?
Indian media and political leaders debate about other religions all day, but when it comes to talking about Hindus, no one is interested.
What is the future of Myanmar Hindus? It has become very important to talk about this subject.
The elite media houses are only exposed to certain issues only, they have already sold themselves to different ideologies, that is why they do not give any coverage to Myanmar Hindu issue.
As a mindful individual, everyone should come forward and raise their voice against the torture and injustice done to Myanmar Hindus.