Instances of Muslims kidnapping Hindu girls, mostly minors, are at an all-time high in Bangladesh, with neither the Bangladeshi government nor international authorities making any attempts to stop this practice.
In the latest news report from the Comilla District of the Muslim-majority country, two men have abducted two Hindu girls from a street near their residence, which is located in the Telikona Sahapara under the Kotowali Model Police Station area. Both the girls are minors and cousins.
As per the complaint, which is dated on the afternoon of July 4, Muhammad Sojib Miyan and Muhammad Shakil, accompanied by others, abducted the victims, identified as Bristi Rani Saha (16) and Laboni Saha (17).
In her written complaint, Brishti’s mother, Sima Rani Saha, alleged that Shakil and his accomplices made a social media post that read “Mission done” after abducting the girls.
She says that despite filing a complaint, police have not been active, and have yet to trace the girls’ whereabouts and recover them. Bangladesh’s mainstream media steered clear of reporting on this case, and it was afforded no space in the international press, either. Barring a few mid-sized news sites in India and a Twitter post by the Hindu organisation Hindu Voice, no prominent media houses reported on this case, resulting in zero awareness about this crime in the home country or outside.
In recent months, there has been an exponential increase in cases of Hindu girls being abducted by Muslims. 13-year-old Aishi Saha was abducted from Barishal in May. After enormous outrage, the girl was recovered from Dhaka, but not before she was converted to Islam. In the present case of the twin abduction as well, the girls’ family suspects that their daughters might have been kidnapped to have them forcefully converted to Islam and then married off to their abductors, in the true Pakistani fashion that some Bangladeshi Muslims have lately been emulating.