Freedom of religion is human right: US condemns Bangladesh attacks

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.
Bajrang Dal members protest against the recent killings of Hindus in Bangladesh (Source: PTI)
Bajrang Dal members protest against the recent killings of Hindus in Bangladesh (Source: PTI)

Washington

“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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