Hindu villages were burnt, Hasina was playing flute: Taslima Nasreen slams Bangladesh PM
Bangladeshi-Swedish writer Taslima Nasreen slammed Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over the ongoing violence against the Hindu community in the country.
Taking to Twitter, Nasreen claimed that "two Hindu villages were burnt down by jihadis" on the night of October 17. Hitting out at the Bangladesh PM, she wrote, "Hasina was playing flute."
Further, she tweeted, "Hasina is celebrating today her brother Sheikh Russel's birth anniversary when thousands of Hindus are homeless after their houses were demolished or burnt down."
COMMUNAL VIOLENCE ESCALATES IN BANGLADESH
Taslima Nasreen's tweet comes after a report claimed that a group of people attacked houses of the Hindu community as communal violence escalated in Bangladesh.
At least 20 houses were completely burnt in Majhipara's Jelepolli at Ramnathpur Union in the attack carried out late on Sunday over a social media post that allegedly dishonoured religion.
Some 65 houses were torched during the attack, as per the local Union Parishad chairman.
"They attacker belonged to the local units of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir," Chairman Md Sadequl Islam told Dhaka Tribune.
HASINA WARNS 'BAD ELEMENTS'
Meanwhile, Sheikh Hasina gave a stern warning on Thursday to “bad elements” trying to "disturb communal harmony". Her statement came after reports of attacks on Durga Puja pandals emerged from across the country.
Addressing a gathering of the Hindu community on the occasion of Durga Puja at the Dhakeswari temple in Dhaka, Sheikh Hasina said that action would be taken against the perpetrators of communal violence in Comilla.