US Congressman expresses concern over violence in Bangladesh, Tripura

Washington: US Congressman Andy Levin has expressed concern over the communal clashes in Bangladesh and Indian state Tripura .

“I’m deeply concerned by news of continued violence between Hindus and Muslims in the Tripura state of India and in Bangladesh, Congressman Andy Levin said in a tweet.

Hindu temples and homes were targeted in mob attacks in Bangladesh in mid-October during the Durga puja festivities over an alleged blasphemous post on social media.

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Hindu outfits in neighbouring Tripura called for protests demanding justice for minority members in Bangladesh, leading to sporadic clashes in the state.

Provocative and brutal incitement by state and non-state actors against religious minorities must be condemned in the strongest terms, Levin said as he re-tweeted a story from The Washington Post in this regard.

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