Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader yesterday laid emphasis on constituting a ministry or a commission for protecting the interests of minority communities in the country.
“Either a minority ministry or a commission can be formed in the country to protect their interests. It will also help them move forward,” he said.
The Jatiya Party chief came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion -- marking the ocasion of Janmashtami -- arranged by Sri Krishna Seba Sangha at Jatiya Press Club.
He said their party will always stand by the minority communities as they have done in the past, and play an effective role both in parliament and on the streets in realising their justified demands.
Quader said there should not be any conflict and division among communities of different religions, as the goal of all religions is to build a society based on justice and fairness.
He said only five percent people intend to abuse religion and create anarchy in society for their personal gains, but they are not accepted by the society.
The Jatiya Party chief said religious harmony will remain intact in Bangladesh as major parties here believe in communal harmony.
Quader recalled that their party’s late chairman and his elder brother HM Ershad took various steps during his rule in the interest of the Hindu community.
He said Ershad announced a public holiday on the occasion of Janmashtami and formed a Hindu Kalyan Trust to secure their rights and interests.