Religion-Based Politics: It created problem already
[Bangla Daily Star] Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
...Bangla dynastic politician and current Prime Minister of Bangladesh. She has been the President of the Bangla Awami League since 1981. She is the eldest of five children of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. Her party defeated the BNP-led Four-Party Alliance in the 2008 parliamentary elections. She has once before held the office, from 1996 to 2001, when she was defeated in a landslide...
said in parliament yesterday that religion-based politics had already created a political problem in the country.

"It is only natural that the seed of communalism embedded in religious fanaticism will raise its ugly head," Hasina said in a scripted reply in the House.

She said her government would not spare anyone who was involved in the heinous attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong.

"A total of 270 people were incarcerated
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after 19 cases were filed with different cop shoppes in Cox's Bazar and Chittagong in connection with the destruction of Buddhist temples and homes," said Hasina, who is the leader of the House.

The government acted quickly after the brutal attacks on the Buddhist temples and houses at Ramu, Ukhia and other places on September 29 and the following day.

Hasina, president of the ruling Awami League, said her party had always believed in a secular and non-communal political philosophy since its inception, and her government would not tolerate any activities that would destroy communal harmony.

She said work was underway to rebuild the damaged Buddhist temples and monasteries under the supervision of the army.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-15