Violence Against Hindus Continues in Bangladesh; US Condemns Attack on Hindus in Bangladesh

Extremist Islamists in Bangladesh have committed acts of violence against Bangladesh’s minority Hindu community for the fifth day in a row. They burned down 20 Hindu homes in a community in Bangladesh’s Rangpur Division in a new attack on Sunday (October 17).

“At present, Hindus are being attacked in Pirganj in Rangpur,” Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council (BHUC) said in a tweet. Hindus are still being attacked throughout the country. Hindus in Bangladesh will have a hard time surviving if this trend continues.”

A temple was set on fire by an Islamist crowd, according to video footage supplied by BHUC, while firefighters struggled to put it out. The arson attack also scorched the temple’s idols. “Rangpur’s position is severe right now. Hindu temples and homes have been set on fire. A Hindu village in the Pirganj Upazila in the Rangpur district was set on fire by a Muslim mob, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the US has criticized recent reports of violence in Bangladesh against the Hindu minority.

“The right to freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental human right. A State Department official stated, “Everyone around the world, regardless of religious affiliation or belief, should feel safe and supported to celebrate significant holidays.”

The Bangladeshi Hindu diaspora staged a demonstration in front of Bangladesh’s embassy here on Sunday to condemn large-scale violence that resulted in the demolition of Hindu homes and temples across Bangladesh during Durga Puja celebrations.

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