Hindus to boycott Dhaka city polls

Published : 18 Jan 2020, 12:31

Sahos Desk

The Hindu community of the country on Friday threatened to boycott the Dhaka city elections if the Election Commission will not change the date of the voting on the day of Saraswati Puja.

The Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote, a platform of Hindus in Bangladesh, said they will perform their rituals on the streets in front of the National Press Club followed by a procession with black flags at 8 am on Jan 30, if the election is not rescheduled.

The EC has lost the Hindu community's trust by scheduling the election on the day of Saraswati Puja, the Hindu Mohajote leaders said at a press briefing on Friday.

Its spokesperson Polash Kanti Dey demanded the resignation of the chief election commissioner and said, “Those who want to hold an election without considering the rights of a certain community should not hold a constitutional post.”

He urged candidates from all political parties to express solidarity with the demand to reschedule the city elections.

"We don’t have any faith in this election commission anymore,” said Polash.

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