US condemns attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The United States has condemned recent reports of attacks on the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh. “Freedom of religion or belief is a human right.

Every person around the world, regardless of their religious affiliation or belief, should feel safe and supported to celebrate important holidays, a State Department spokesperson said.

The State Department condemns the recent reports of attacks on the Hindu community in Bangladesh,” the spokesman said. Meanwhile, Pranesh Halder, a member of the Bangladeshi Hindu community, in a statement urged the department to ensure that no further harm comes to the beleaguered Hindus of Bangladesh.

He urged US-based watchdog groups and media houses to highlight the gravity of the violence in Bangladesh.

 

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