Muslim extremists in Bangladesh have been engaging in the ethnic cleansing of the Hindu minority population in the country since its founding. The government of Bangladesh has been complicit in this ethnic cleansing by failing to control the extremists and by failing to provide appropriate protection for the Hindu community.
(HInduPost published an article on this topic on October 26, 2021 , and is being reproduced here with their permission.)
About 300 Hindus and other faith leaders gathered in Fremont, California, for justice for Bangladeshi Hindus on October 23, 2021.
As per a report , from October 13, 2021, until now, 1500 homes of Hindus have been burnt with arson, and 315 Hindu temples have been vandalized and destroyed. That included ISKCON temples where deities were smashed, and Swami Prabhupada’s murti was burned.
More than 10 Hindus were brutally murdered, and 23 Hindu women and girls raped. In addition, hundreds of Hindu businesses and shops around and ransacked.
During the Durga Puja annual festival, the biggest religious gathering for Bengali Hindus, a video went viral showing the Koran on the lap of a Hindu deity, Hanuman ji. That angered Muslims of Bangladesh, and they considered it as an act of “blasphemy.” This triggered mass violence. Later, a Muslim man named Iqbal Hossain  was identified by police for this mischief.
Youths expressed support for Bangladeshi youths
In 1947, Bangladesh’s Hindu population was about 24%, now, it has reduced to about 8% today. Efforts leading to the extinction of Hindus in Bangladesh are a concern for all Hindus around the world.
“The Hindu community is shocked and saddened by the recent series of violent attacks upon the Hindu minority in Bangladesh, including our own ISKCON temples and members,” said AnuttamaDasa, Minister of Communications for ISKCON. “We call upon the Bangladesh government to take swift action to bring an end to the violence against minorities and to take tangible steps to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of all Bangladeshi citizens.”
Protests are planned in 153 countries and in many cities in the USA
Hindus, young and old, expressed concerns at the Fremont gathering. Priya Kishori, a Youth Community leader, said, “It is very hard to believe that something like in Bangladesh could ever happen here in the United States because we have the freedom to speak. We request that every youth gets the protection that they need. We are in solidarity with Bangladeshi youths.”
Kawser Jamal, VP of the local chapter of the Bangladesh Awami League, said, “There is no Muslim or Hindu; we are all Bangladeshi. We want justice and rehabilitation of people who suffer. In the last 12 years, the government has done a lot, and we are working with the government to make more changes.”
Kawser Jamal said, “There is no Hindu or Muslim, we are all Bangladeshi.”
Joshua Seymour, a local from Silicon Valley, came to support oppressed Bangladeshi and requested to contact local representatives about the issue. He added, “There is oppression and religious persecution going on in Bangladesh. Women being raped, children are scared, and men are murdered. This is not okay.” Dhaval Shah, a Jain, said whatever happened is not right and should be fixed.
Hindu Lives Matter
Nirupama Chebiyam raised concerns about the conversion of Hindus. She added, “The brutality and kind of atrocities done to Hindus is beyond our belief. We Hindus believe in peace and non-violence.” Balimardana Das, Board of Director of ISKCON Silicon Valley, said, “We want justice from the Bangladesh government to defend the judicial position of minorities in Bangladesh.”
Protestors are expecting and anticipating local governments and faith leaders in the Bay area to make official statements condemning the brutality in support of suffering Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, and other minorities in Bangladesh.