Whoa lots of infos. Now i see where do you get your news from on BAF's MRCA.Dude I might have grown up abroad for overwhelming majority of my life but it is because my Father was a diplomat first for pakistan and then for Bangladesh.
My comment is not anecdotal but a reality from basicly the BD diplomatic and political circles whose second home is north west london. I grew up with the sheikh rehanas family and Ziaur Rahmans brothers family. My wider BD social circle remains the same.
Patronisation of Hindu minority is a reality of the current regime to create a favorable and capture long term the levers of power. It is a deliberate and a dangerous policy and is an issue that often comes up and is talked about.
You may have a different view from the ground and perhaps I am wrong. I do not have any problem with minority succeeding through merit, that is how it should be, best person for the job. But from what i hear that is not the case.
@mb444 well, BAL will certainly need majority's support. They can't last without them anyway and they are already in BAL's pocket like they always do when new party comes to rule. Few Hindus in certain higher positions can't change anything and can't help BAL if the majority doesn't. So i am gonna still consider it as speculation/conspiracy theory. BecauseI don't know if there is any data publicly available that will show Bangladesh civil servants and members of the Police by their religion. Most likely there won't be any for obvious privacy reasons.
@leonblack08 may be a bit more specific search can help. Like which rank/position, which ministry/wing/section/zone/area/range/district/division/police station and how many. May be we can find something more clearly then. I see lots of data and news reports available on internet about IG, DIG, police super, promotion, transfer, shuffle etc.
And from those data and news reports it doesn't look anything out of ordinary (Judging by each news report-data and putting them together, both ways). One-three Hindus in some places, 14 in only one but majority are Muslims. (Newly promoted assistant police supers out of total 155 in 2018, can't find anything on how many ASPs we have in total) Doubt that those Hindus even make 2% of total officers. The percentage varies.
I am sorry that i can't share those links here cause they contain names, badge/id nos, photos, phone numbers, emails etc though their infos are on public domain (feels like i shouldn't). Data are available on home ministry, police's website. So if you want to check, kindly do it yourself. I still have those links opened in separate tabs, so if you think it's safe/ok to share then i am gonna do it. It's hard to figure out (in details) how many total officers we have in each rank and area. Forgot to add that for each promotion every police has to pass an exam AFAIK.
Again, still can't confirm if they are being favored or not. So i guess no point in argument.
I heard about this one. This one seems possible and believable. BUT they get through the non-cadre recruitment process (From constable to sub-inspector). To apply for sub-inspector you need to be under graduate. AFAIK these recruitment process are less transparent and corrupted as bribery and leaking question paper happens often. Last time i heard they stopped the leaking of question paper for sub-inspector recruitment exam, not sure if it's still like that or not.Especially in Police, those with connections or are active AL politics through BCL, BJL, and the lots.
As expected. People think BAL is more Hindu friendly as it's closer to India than any other parties and BNP-Jamat has bad rep on treating minority. But one has freedom to choose and support any party he wants.Typically many Hindus in Bangladesh are actively involved in BAL politics.
Out 64 DCs, only two are Hindu DC. (confused about one's name but still considering him as Hindu) That's disproportionate? @mb444 @leonblack08But various senior administrative positions like District Commissioner positions are also disproportionately Hindu.
Utter BS. That's Jagannath Hall of DU. It's for minorities. Since British era Saraswati puja held every year in BD in many educational institutions including Jagannath Hall and my school. Nobody needs protection here cause nothing ever happened during this puja AFAIK.While in Bangladesh, under Sheikh Hasina, gigantic statues of Hindu Goddess Saraswati graces our primary seat of higher education, Dhaka University. Forget Jamaat/Hefazat attacking Hindus, Hasina's student cadre (themselves Muslim) are protecting it.
So a couple of things to show the stark difference of tolerance between Bangladesh and India.
And then we have that low class chhotolok chandala woman go up to trump and claim that Hindus are "oppressed" in Bangladesh.
And then, concerning Hindu preference in appointments in Bangladesh, there are reports even from Indian press, that Hindus who left for land of milk and honey (India) are now returning to Bangladesh. Why would they return, if Hasina did not guarantee a better life for them??
Why do you keep comparing situation of Muslims in India with situation of Hindus in BD? What's the point in comparison? Should we start treating this minority badly just because of Indian Muslims cause that's what i sense from your comment judging by your previous statements and past incidents in BD. When Hindus do anything bad to Muslim in other country, some people attack our Hindu minority for revenge sometimes. This kinda attack happened before.Why do Bangladeshi Hindus say one thing (they are oppressed in Bangladesh) while doing another (returning to Bangladesh)??
Just because Hindus are in better situation in BD doesn't really mean that the situation is all rosy for them under current regime.
Major incidents like Nasir Nagar, Ramu, Rana Plaza (the land was illegally occupied by BAL's own goon) etc happened during BAL rule. Before abd after Hefazot's rampage they were attacked too. (Ex- Sunamganj incident). Search with "মন্দির ভাংচুর" or "Hindu temple vandalized in Bangladesh" and see how many results you get.
Can we blame Priya Saha for crying to Trump when WE are giving her and others the chances/excuses/reasons to cry? If Hasina guarantees a better life for them then would it be wrong to say that we are responsible for it too? Perhaps Hasina has to give more attention to Hindu minority because of us, the violence and vandalism we cause. Perhaps we are pushing her to do it to save our country's image.
Why they return? Cause they can. Any rule there which dictates they can't come back? If they return because of Hasian's guarantee for a better life, should we say that they were in worse situation before under previous governments? Cause the documents say they were.
Like i said above, people think that BAL is more Hindu friendly party as it has closer relation with India. Last fifteen years rule clearly indicates that. So it's not wrong to say that they feel safe to return under BAL regime though there have been some reports of attack on Hindus.