Around 15,000 people gathered yesterday 7th of July, 2016) at Bagha Bazar Idgah Maidan, Silchar to demonstrate against the recent spate of violence in neighboring Bangladesh targeting the religious minorities.
Southern Assam’s Barak Valley region shares a common boundary with Bangladesh. Many people also have relatives in Bangladesh. Also there is the bond of common religion & language. Thus, recent events drew condemnations & anger in Barak Valley. At this stage, it is important for Muslims to strongly condemn and oppose the persecution of minorities in Bangladesh(in whatever manner possible); and hence, Thursday’s Protest March is a step in the right direction. Barak Valley has been known to be the Island of Peace and people need to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in time of tribulations.
Over the past few days terrorists have rocked several countries across the world specially Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iraq and Turkey and many other European countries such as France, Belgium few weeks back.
At this testing time, it is imperative for everyone to stay united against the evil designs of all terrorist organizations at any cost.