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Bangladeshi Hindus at extreme risk of violence – Amnesty International


Bharata Bharati

Bangladesh Muslims on the rampage.

Bangladeshi Hindu woman victim.A wave of violent attacks against Bangladesh’s minority Hindu community shows the urgent need for authorities to provide them with better protection, Amnesty International said.

Over the past week, individuals taking part in strikes called for by Islamic parties have vandalised more than 40 Hindu temples across Bangladesh.

Scores of shops and houses belonging to the Hindu community have also been burned down, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

The attacks come in the context of large-scale violent protests that have been raging across Bangladesh for weeks over the country’s ongoing war crimes tribunal, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).

“The Hindu community in Bangladesh is at extreme risk, in particular at such a tense time in the country. It is shocking that they appear to be targeted simply for their religion. The authorities must ensure that they receive the protection they need,” said Abbas Faiz, Amnesty International’s Bangladesh Researcher.

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  1. Soma Visal
    March 16, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Muslims are like venomus snakes. Even if you feed it with milk, it will bite you and kill you.

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