Buddhism Endangered: A Tale of Bangladesh,
A talk by Venerable Prof. Bhikshu Satyapala, Dept of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi at the Conference Room situated at Seetalvad Block of Supreme Court of India on 31st October 2012 at 4 P.M.
Dear Human Rights Activists,
Last few weeks saw nearly 45 Buddhist Temples incinerated in different parts of the Chittagong Region of Bangladesh. Over 50,000 STRONG mobs divided in violent gangs had attacked sleeping families and set fire their Buddhist Temples ravaging it completely. The law enforcement officers and agencies watched this carnage silently and waited for them to finish their job.
In this orgy, several thousand year old Buddhist temples and monasteries, part of a chapter of Buddhist history, were completely smashed with Lord Buddha’s images desecrated. Their libraries were also not spared and burnt like Nalanda’s. Photos and videos of such mob torching and killing of innocent children and sleeping mothers and sisters at midnight tell the sordid story of one of the most brutal happenings in humankind. The world is aghast.
HRDI condemns this sinister act and the infringement of the human rights of a peaceful community. The HRDI is organising a peaceful demonstration at Bangladesh High Commission situated at Chankayapuri, New Delhi on 5th November 2012 at 2 P.M. The protesters would gather at the parking of Teen Murti Bhawan at 2 P.M. and would proceed towards Bangladesh High Commission to protest religious persecution and atrocities against Buddhists and to express their solidarity and oneness with Buddhists of Bangladesh.
In order to understand various ramifications of this complicated issue, HRDI has invited Venerable Professor Bhikshu Satyapala, Department of Buddhist Studies of University of Delhi to chalk out the future strategy in this serious matter. We are joining at the Conference room situated at Seetalvad Block of Supreme Court of India on 31st October 2012 at 4 P.M.
You are requested to join and support this endeavour of HRDI .
Rajesh Gogna, Advocate,
Human Rights Defense International,