At a time when efforts have been made by the Central Government led by the BJP in India to bring in Hindu Bangladeshis stating that the Hindu people in the neighbouring people have faced harassment, in Dhaka, one-and-a-half bigha land was gifted by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to a Hindu temple on the occasion of Durga Puja festival.
A report published on Thursday by India TV on Monday, PM Hasina visited Bangladesh’s biggest temple, Dhakeshwari Temple, which a State-owned temple and announced gifting of adjacent land to the temple authorities.
According to the report, the value of the land is nearly 50 crore Bangladeshi taka (Rs 43 crore).
It has been reported that the temple, over the years, has lost a lot of its property due to land-grabbing.
Under the directive of Hasina, the Bangladesh Government had mediated an agreement to hand over the land to the temple authorities at a discounted price of 10 crore taka and decided to increase the corpus of funds of the Hindu Kalian Trust to 100 crore taka from 21crore taka, reported The Economic Times.
Since the formation of the party, in Bangladesh, the minority Hindu community has been a staunch supporter of the ruling Awami League. However, Islam is the state religion in Bangladesh.
In 2017, it may be mentioned, more than 30,000 Durga Puja celebrations were organised peacefully across Bangladesh.
The Hasina government’s slogan is ‘Dhormo JaarJaar, Utsob Shobar’ (religion is individual right but festivities belong to all). In December, the next parliamentary polls in Bangladesh are due, the report said.