‘Freedom of religion a human right’: US strongly condemns attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

‘Civil liberty a human right’: United States highly condemns attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

Bajrang Dal Members Stage A Protest Against The Recent
Image Source: PTI (FILE) Bajrang Dal members stage a demonstration against the recent killings of Hindus and vandalism of a Durga idol by wrongdoers in Bangladesh, at Krishnanagar in Nadia, on Monday.

The United States has actually condemned recent reports of attacks on the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh. “Civil liberty or belief is a human right. Everyone around the globe, despite their religious association or belief, ought to feel safe and supported to commemorate crucial vacations,” a State Department representative said.

“The State Department condemns the current reports of attacks on the Hindu community in Bangladesh,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Pranesh Halder, a member of the Bangladeshi Hindu community, in a declaration prompted the department to ensure that no additional damage pertains to the beleaguered Hindus of Bangladesh. He prompted US-based guard dog groups and media homes to highlight the gravity of the violence in Bangladesh.

On Sunday, the Bangladeshi Hindu diaspora arranged a protest in front of the Embassy of that country here to object large-scale violence leading to the destruction of Hindu houses and temples throughout Durga Puja festivities throughout Bangladesh.

“It is especially terrible to see the last remaining Hindus in Noakhali being attacked in this method, 75 years after Islamists requiring the production of Pakistan, killed 12,000 Hindus and by force transformed 50,000 to Islam in October 1946,” said Utsav Chakrabarti, Executive Director of HinduPACT, a US-based Hindu advocacy group. HinduPACT stated indigenous Hindus continue to be the target of organised hate and discrimination in Bangladesh, a country where the minority population has actually steadily decreased from 28 percent in the 1940s to 9 percent now.

“This current wave of violence confirms the risk native Hindus continue to face. Fifty years after nearly 2.8 million of them were killed and another 10 million of them turned destitute and made to become refugees by the Pakistan Army in 1971, throughout the self-reliance battle of Bangladesh, Hindus continue to be targeted for their faith,” it said.

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