Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bangladesh to amend law to restore properties to Hindus: Minister - South Asia - World - The Times of India

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    • DHAKA
    • The Awami League-led government will amend a controversial Bangladeshi law to restore properties seized from minority groups, mainly
    • Hindus, a minister said here on Tuesday.

      The Parliament will pass the Vested Property Return (amendment) Act 2009 during the ongoing session, said state minister for land Mustafizur Rahman.

      In November, the ruling Awami League government had approved the amendment under which vested properties of the minority community, mainly Hindus, will be returned to them, the Star Online said.

      The law has been flayed by the minority community in the country as it was used to capture their properties before Bangladesh became independent from Pakistan in 1971.

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