Dhaka: Opposing any change in Hindu laws, a group of minority leaders has urged the Sheikh Hasina-led Bangladesh government not to reform the laws. He also demanded action against The Daily Star editor Mahfooz Anam and his wife Shaheen Anam and executive director of Manusher Johnny Foundation for hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindu community and creating anarchy in their families.
Anam has proposed to the Law Commission to reform Hindu law. Shaheen Anam and Mahfooz Anam have been accused of conspiring to change the rules of Hindu family scriptures. The leaders of the organization ‘Bangladesh Rashtriya Hindu Mahagathbandhan’ and some other organizations of the Hindu community held a press conference on Sunday. Gobind Chandra Pramanik, a lawyer and general secretary, Bangladesh National Hindu Grand Alliance, announced four demands placed before the government.
He urged the government to announce an assurance of “no reforms and changes” in the Hindu law by August 30. He said legal action should be taken against Shaheen Anam and some NGOs who are creating “chaos” in Hindu society and families by conducting anti-social and anti-religious activities. He demanded that Shaheen Anam and her associates should apologize to the ‘Hindu community’. He warned of launching mass signature campaigns across the country.