Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader has demanded that the government set up a minority ministry or a commission to protect the interest of the minorities.
Speaking at a discussion to mark Janmashtmi festival in Dhaka, he said Jatiya Party will stand with the minority communities to realise their justified demands.
During a Janmashtmi function in Dhaka, ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader had said the enemies of the country’s Hindu community are also the enemies of the state.
AIR correspondent reports that allegations of discrimination and persecution of minorities have surfaced in the past in Bangladesh.
The minorities’ population in the country has declined over the decades. The Government has consistently denied these allegations, saying Bangladesh staunchly defends religious rights of the minorities.