Attacks on minority Hindus in Bangladesh need to stop, says UN

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The United Nations has referred to as on Bangladesh’s authorities to make sure the safety of the nation’s Hindu minority as a wave of violence towards the group continues to rock the nation.

UN’s resident coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo requested the federal government for an neutral probe into the assaults in a Twitter put up on Monday.

“Current assaults on Hindus in Bangladesh, fuelled by hate speech on social media, are towards the values of the Structure and have to cease,” Ms Seppo stated. “We name upon the federal government to make sure safety of minorities and an neutral probe. We name upon all to hitch fingers to strengthen inclusive tolerant Bangladesh.”

There have been repeated assaults on Bangladesh’s Hindu residents in current days drawing worldwide consideration. The violence started after an alleged incident of blasphemy at a Hindu non secular gathering within the city of Cumilla, about 100km from Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka.

A broadly circulated social media photograph confirmed a replica of the Islamic non secular ebook Quran allegedly saved on the ft of a Hindu deity at a spiritual gathering on the event of Durga puja (worship of goddess Durga) in Cumilla.

This led to assaults on Hindu temples and different non secular gatherings in the course of the nine-day-long Navratri festivities in a number of cities, triggering riots.

Native newspapers reported that six Hindus had been killed in separate assaults. A number of protests had been additionally held to sentence the alleged incident of blasphemy.

Bangladeshi police stated on Tuesday {that a} complete of 450 folks have been arrested thus far in connection to those assaults.

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Haseena vowed to punish the culprits and warned towards any escalation of violence. Nonetheless, within the newest incident of assaults on Sunday, 26 properties of Hindus had been torched in a northern village.

An official stated the attackers burnt the homes late at night time after pillaging. Later, 42 folks had been recognized and arrested for the incident.

Bangladesh is a Muslim majority nation however has a secular structure with round 9 per cent of the inhabitants figuring out as Hindus.

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