Following a number of attacks on people of other religion in the country, Bangladesh may drop Islam as the official religion of country.
Of late, Hindus, Christians and Muslim minority Shias, Ahmdies have faced attacks that are believed to have been carried out by Islamic extremists.
The country’s Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments in favour of removing Islam as the official religion of Bangladesh, Reported by Daily Mail.
While Islam has been the official religion of country since 1988, but many minority religious leaders will argue that the decision to designate Islam as the official religion was illegal.
Nonetheless it is hazy how much across the board the backing the move would have in the nation, where 90% of the populace is Muslim, 8% are Hindu and 2% is comprised of other minority religions.
In the previous month, a Hindu minister was hacked to death at an assault at a sanctuary in Bangladesh’s Panchgarh region in which two Hindu devotees were additionally harmed, while in the previous year a few noticeable religious minority bloggers have been killed.
Bangladesh has seen an upsurge in extremist groups attacks on minorities including Shia, Christians, Sufi and Ahmadis.
PM Sheikh Hasina’s secular government has blamed the attacks on the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh and other local militant groups and accuses the political opposition of trying to destabilise the government.
This article is first appeared on Independent.co.uk