New Delhi, November 6, 2016: Fresh attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh took place on early Saturday morning in central Brahmanbarhia district’s Nasirnagar, after a post on Facebook considered offensive to Islam sparked an outrage in the country, where around 15 temples and more than 20 houses were vandalized.
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In the wake of the fresh attacks on Hindus, External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj directed the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to convey India’s grave concern over safety and security of the Hindu community in Bangladesh, to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
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“I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to call on the Prime Minister and express our grave concern about the safety and wellbeing of the Hindus in Bangladesh,” Swaraj tweeted today.
I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to call on the Prime Minister and express our grave concern about /1 @templetree1
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) November 6, 2016
According to PTI report, “The unidentified miscreants set ablaze houses of some of them and damaged two temples in central Brahmanbarhia district where several places of worship of the minority community were vandalised a few days ago.”
Police detained 33 persons who all were allegedly involved in the synchronised attacks on the Hindus in Brahmanbaria on October 30.
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Earlier also, India had taken up the issue of safety and security of the minorities in Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had said,” The attacks on several Hindu temples in Bangladesh were carried out under a well orchestrated plan aimed at grabbing lands of the minority community.”
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