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  • SubGenre:History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:136
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667885346

ICHRRF Hearings Report on Human Rights Violations in Bangladesh

by ICHRRF .org

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This Report was the product of an ICHRRF Inquiry into historical and current patterns of state-abetted persecution of Bangladesh's Hindu, Christian, Buddhist, and Chakma Tribal minorities. This document includes testimonies under oath by Bangladeshi and American academics, authors, Human Rights activists, and victims of religious atrocities. It also has recommendations on how the Bangladeshi and other governments can ameliorate the deteriorating situation.

Since its inception, Bangladesh's non-Muslim demographic has reduced from approximately 25% to under 10% today. The genocide of 3 million Hindus during its struggle for independence from Pakistan was only the greatest unacknowledged event in this ethnic cleansing. Countless smaller eruptions of terrorism and rape have gone altogether unnoticed. On December 18, 2021, the Washington, DC based International Commission of Human Rights & Religious Freedom (ICHRRF) held Hearings on the escalating pattern of mob violence against Bangladesh's Hindu, Buddhist and Christian minorities. This followed two years of publishing regular Reports on various episodes of organized and state-abetted violence and vandalism against minorities. In particular, the country's Hindu minority has been held hostage by the state while being bled away slowly by state-sponsored or supported radical Islamist groups. This Hearings Report gives an overview of the historic and continuing pattern of the largest ethnic cleansing of the past century.

About the author

The International Commission of Human Rights & Religious Freedom (ICHRRF) is a US-based non-profit focused on promoting Human Rights, religious and philosophical freedom and a polycentric worldview through continuous monitoring, education, policy research and collaboration. ICHRRF's research committee includes academics and lifelong representatives from indigenous traditions worldwide.