Rushanara Ali MP statement on violence against Hindu communities in Bangladesh

Following reports from Reuters news agency that attacks on Hindu communities and Hindu temples in Bangladesh has led to at least six deaths and several injuries, Rushanara Ali MP said:


“I am deeply concerned of reports of violence against Hindu communities in Bangladesh. It is critical that minority rights are protected in Bangladesh, including of Hindu communities, who make up 10% of Bangladesh’s population.


The violence must stop urgently and I echo the comments of the UN’s resident coordinator in Bangladesh, Mia Seppo, who stated: ‘We call upon Government to ensure protection of minorities and an impartial probe’.


Going forward, it is imperative that those who have perpetrated these crimes are brought to justice.”

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