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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:49 AM
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Re: Going, going out, soon will be gone--Hindus from Bangladesh

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Originally Posted by Arbaaz Balushi View Post
Then there is this blogger http://dinajpur-puja.blogspot.com/ who has all the pics for the pujas and pandals at his place in bangladesh. His only complain is its not as big as kolkattas'.
read here what i have already copy/pasted in my first post--

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Faced with charges of persecuting minorities, the pomp and peaceful conduct of Hindu festivals like Durga Puja and Saraswati puja are often held up by the government as examples of religious tolerance and proof of the rule of law. But Trivedi has a counter view. "Muslims, too, participate in our festivals,'' he said. "But that is because it is part of their culture as Bengalis. Hence, even if the last Hindu leaves this country, Muslims will continue to celebrate the festivals."

Many Hindus see the Pujas more as a sort of dole and appeasement of minorities, seeing no hope for real improvement in their status. "The persecution will continue till the last Hindu is driven out. Hindus will become objects in a museum, a people who once inhabited this land," Trivedi said. Pramanik agrees. "Despite all efforts of the Awami League to undo the damage done to Bangladeshi society from decades of Islamisation, it just might be a case of too little too late,'' he said.
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