After India's 1947 partition, Hindus were a third of East Pakistan's population; when East Pakistan became Bangladesh in 1971, they were less than a fifth; 30 years later under a tenth; and today fewer than eight percent. Bangladeshi Hindus face government tolerated murder, rape, abduction, forced conversion, land grabs, and more, including a 2009 pogrom behind a Dhaka police station. Yet, the world has remained silent-until now.
A Quiet Case of Ethnic Cleansing: the Murder of Bangladesh's Hindus rips the cover off this atrocity with testimony by Hindus in Bangladesh and India; confrontations with their victimizers; and extensive research documenting a deliberate effort by the "moderate Muslim nation" of Bangladesh to kill, kick out, or convert Hindus; and the complicity of those entities that should be defending them. It is a call to action with practical solutions to end this quiet case of ethnic cleansing.