Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the citizens of the country, irrespective of their religions, will enjoy equal rights as there is no “you and me”.
“You, the people of the Hindu community, will live here with your own rights. This soil also belongs to you. All citizens of Bangladesh have their own equal rights,” she said while exchanging greetings with members of the Hindu community at Ganabhaban on the occasion of Janmashtami on Wednesday. She further added, “In every sphere of life – socioeconomic, education, healthcare and religious rituals all have equal rights.”
Hasina also said as the head of the government it was her responsibility to ensure equal rights for all. “And we are performing our duty.” She extended her greetings to the members of the Hindu community on the occasion of Janmashtami, saying Sri Krishna had preached the message of love, justice and affection which all should promote.
Religious Affairs Minister Matior Rahman, leaders of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Committee, Janmashtami Udjapan Parishad and Mohanagar Sarbojonin Puja Committee also spoke on the occasion.