Israeli Druze diplomat Mendi Safadi calls upon the international community to stop ignoring grave human rights abuses in Bangladesh, which is resulting in Hindus and other minorities being ethnically cleansed from the country.
While the world is preoccupied focusing on Iran and Gaza, Israeli Druze diplomat Mendi Safadi, who heads the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights, has been traveling around the world trying to raise awareness about the plight of the persecuted Hindu community and other minorities in Bangladesh. In the coming months, Safadi will be meeting with senior level officials at the UN Security Council in New York, where he will be submitting five reports on human rights violations within Bangladesh, which he complains have so far been ignored by the world at large.
“The minorities in Bangladesh are crying over their fate,” Safadi proclaimed. “It is not clear why the international community is silent regarding the crimes that the Bangladeshi government commits towards the Hindus and other minorities. Nor is it apparent why no one is speaking out against Bangladesh’s pursuit of an Islamic sharia law state that could threaten India’s security as well as important Western interests in Asia.”
“In the background of these developments, the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights has submitted reports to the international community who has for the past two years ignored how the Bangladeshi government engages in political arrests against opposition groups and human rights organizations, forcing many activists to live as refugees in West Bengal,” he noted. “There are still no answers from the community of nations.”
In the upcoming UN Security Council meeting, Safadi claimed that the UN Security Council will be asked to discuss the plight of minorities and various human rights violations in the Asian country as well as the involvement of senior level Bangladeshi officials in radical Islamist terror groups including ISIS: “The UN Security Council will be asked to freeze the participation of peacekeepers from Bangladesh. And during this month, there will be meetings in the US State Department demanding that US aid be frozen until the government releases the political prisoners and announces a date for fresh elections under international supervision.”
Safadi noted that there will also be meetings with members of the US Congress, who will be asked to issue a condemnation of the Bangladeshi government for the human rights violations that they routinely commit against minorities, which is resulting in them being ethnically cleansed from the country: “We have several months of intensive efforts to achieve the desired goals. Over the past few years, we have encountered many difficulties, most of them financial and some of which are geopolitical changes but I hope that we will overcome the difficulties.”
“If the world stands by us, we can be successful with our work, which will enable the minorities of Bangladesh to be saved from extinction,” he proclaimed, adding, “It is our duty to act as much as possible in order to stop any radical government and to prevent it from ethnically cleansing any nation.”