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The Bangladesh government failed to stop the violence.

Dr. Richard Benkin is an American scholar and geopolitical analyst, who met Robert Dold and Mohammad Ziauddin five years ago through a House Committee which talked about Ways and Means. Robert Dold was, formerly, a Congressman and Mohammad Ziauddin, Bangladesh’s then Ambassador to the United States. The Committee on Ways and Means focuses on international trades and agreements related to trade and tariffs. This meeting was held to discuss the torment and torture that is faced by the Hindu community. It was set by Robert Dold, who had been a part of the Congressional Committee, to discuss and advocate the need to focus on the lack of action from Bangladesh.

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The epics and the purāṇās are full of instances where the sons have served their mother devotedly.



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By Maria Wirth

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As I grew up as a Christian, I would like to share my observations from a personal angle.

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A photo (c. 1909) by Ada Lee. It shows Hindu pilgrims gathering at Magha Mela at Ganga Sagar, West Bengal.

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"After facing the problem of soil erosion due to strong current of river water, mela authorities have made the alternate arrangements and camps of different organisations are being shifted to safer places," said Pandey.

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