GUWAHATI, Oct 7: The rise of Islamist extremism in Bangladesh poses a serious threat not only to the religious minorities, secularists, intellectuals and other sects within the Muslim community, but also to India's northeastern states, says prominent Bangladesh-based journalist, Saleem Samad.
He was speaking to a group of journalists at Guwahati Press Club from Dhaka through video-conferencing on Friday evening.
An Ashoka Fellow and Hellman-Hammett Award recipient, Samad said an upsurge of fundamentalist forces in Bangladesh may affect Indian states that share the border with the country.
He said atheist and secularist bloggers are increasingly becoming the target of the Islamic extremists in Bangladesh. - IANS