18 January 2018
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia


  • » 10/17/2015, 00.00

    BANGLADESH

    Expropriation of lands in Bangladesh: 100 Muslims occupy Christian home in Dhaka

    Sumon Corraya

    The attackers wanted money in exchange for the house. They threatened to kill the residents. Christian activist: "Grave injustice to the Christian community. In Bangladesh we are a weak minority and this is why Muslims are attacking us. "

    Dhaka (AsiaNews) - About 100 Muslims attacked a Christian family living in Dhaka and forced them to leave their three room home. Tapon Cruze tells AsiaNews: "They wanted to shoot me. They told us that they would kill us if we had opposed the expropriation of our house ", not far from the Catholic Church of the Holy Rosary in the capital.

    The incident happened on October 15, and the victims report that they were assaulted without any legitimate reason. The criminals were accompanied by the police, "who witnessed the expropriation and did nothing to stop it. We lost our possessions, money, and we're out of the house".

    The man reported that a Muslim land grabber Azijulla, wanted them out of the house by force. "He asked for money in exchange for our property. They are cheating us. We have appealed to the Christian community and the media. We met the pastor of the local church".

    Nirmal Rozario, general secretary of the Bangladesh Christian Association, said: "I visited the place occupied by Muslims. They are committing a grave injustice against the Christian community. In Bangladesh, Christians are a weak minority and this is why Muslims are attacking us".

    Bangladesh has a population of 152 million inhabitants and isMuslim majority (89.8%). The Christian community (0.2% of the population) and Hindu (9.1%) are subject to numerous attacks and to expropriation of land. Experts point out that the reason is not so much religious as economic.

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    07/11/2017 16:33:00 BANGLADESH
    No justice a year after the attack in Gaibandha against Santal Christians

    A protest was held yesterday to remember the attack of November 2016 when police and Muslims looted houses and seized lands belonging to tribal Christians. Investigations have led to three arrests, but the accused are out on bail.



    11/04/2017 18:11:00 BANGLADESH
    Hundreds of Santal Christians from Gaibandha still displaced after five months

    On 6 April, thousands of Catholics marched in solidarity with tribal Santal. Last November, the latter were attacked by police and Muslims who set fire to their homes. At present, about 250 Christian families are still living in tents, in conditions of extreme need and in fear of attack.



    30/03/2015 BANGLADESH
    Death threats cleanse a Hindu village of its inhabitants
    The 14 families who lived in Chandantola are now refugees in a neighbouring town. Police arrested some of the local politicians who forced the Hindus to sell their properties at bargain prices, but the refugees complain of long-term persecution and sexual harassment of their young women.

    24/10/2015 BANGLADESH
    Bangladesh’s Christians threatened with more land grabs
    Last week a mob of about 100 Muslims seized a Christian-owned home in Dhaka. Now they want to do the same to neighbouring properties. Local Christian community leaders want a solution, but the Muslim land grabbers refuse. “We have lived here for 300 years. We want to live in peace where we were born,” said displaced Christian.

    24/05/2005 bangladesh
    The Eucharist in Bangladesh, where Sunday is a "workday"

    A P.I.M.E. missionary in this Muslim country tells of the difficulties and the efforts of the local Church to enhance appreciation for the Eucharist.  Here, Sunday is a workday; the communities scattered in the tribal areas are not able to celebrate mass and prayer sessions are entrusted to laypeople.  Beyond these difficulties, Christ's gratuitous sacrifice for man continues to give life to the Church's mission.





    Editor's choices

    KOREA
    North Korea will send a high-level Olympic delegation to Pyeongchang



    After two years of tensions, the first meeting between delegations from North and South Korea. Seoul proposes that North and South athletes march side by side in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games (February 9-25, 2018).


    VATICAN
    Pope: respect for the rights of persons and nations essential for peace



    In his address to diplomats, Francis asks for the solution to conflicts - starting with Syria - and tensions - from Korea to Ukraine, Yemen, South Sudan and Venezuela - and augurs that migrants and the "discarded" be welcomed, like unborn children and the elderly and respect for freedom of religion and opinion, the right to work.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSSRSS channel 









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®