Tag Archives | Religious minorities

Human rights monitoring report : October 2012

The October 2012 monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh, and deals specifically with the following areas: Human rights violations by Indian BSF Political violence Odhikar and ALRC jointly submitted UPR report at the UN HRC Obstructions on political meetings and processions Extrajudicial killings Police (in) actions Verdict on the […]

November 1, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

International support needed to protect Rohingyas from persecution

Joint Statement from Human Security Alliance, Asian Muslim Action Network and Odhikar We, the undersigned organizations are deeply concerned at the recent reports in the international media that scores of Rohingyas were killed in the fresh outbreak of violence in the northern Arakan state. We are also alarmed by the reports that hundreds of Rohinyga […]

October 26, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Right to truth to be exercised in the arson attack inquiry : a joint statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission and

The investigation into the attack upon minorities, its process and outcome, and subsequent handling of the event by the Government Bangladesh is highly questionable. The incident in question is the arson of properties of the minority communities, particularly of the Buddhists and Hindus in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong districts that occurred on 29 September. The […]

October 23, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Bangladesh : State’s unpardonable failures deserve credible investigation

The entire governmental machinery of Bangladesh, with its retinue of law-enforcement units, intelligence agencies, and security forces, have totally and abysmally failed to protect minority communities in the South Eastern region of the country. A large number of monasteries, temples, houses and establishments of the Buddhist communities of the area, and even those belonging to […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

The simultaneous destruction of Buddhist and Hindu temples with flammable substances and explosives resulting in enormous damage to people’s property and trust

This report was prepared by an Odhikar fact finding team after visiting the crime scenes in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong. On September 29, 2012 about 7.30 pm, a controversial photo showing disrespect for the Holy Quran was shared from the facebook profile of a local Buddhist young man called Uttom Kumar Borua of Haitupi village, […]

October 17, 2012 | Read full story | Comments are closed

Human rights monitoring report : Jan-June 2012

This six-monthly human rights monitoring report describes the human rights situation in Bangladesh during the six first months of 2012, specifically describing the following areas: 7 persons killed extra judicially every month Torture Death in jail Public lynching Allegations of disappearances after being picked by members of law enforcing agencies Lack of accountability of law […]

July 1, 2012 | Read full story | Comments { 0 }