Global coalition of 100+ multifaith groups delivers letter to the Bangladesh embassy

The letter requested the government to provide protection to Hindus and other minorities in Bangladesh.

Global coalition of 100+ multifaith groups delivers letter to the Bangladesh embassy
Bangladesh violence during Durga Puja. Source: www.hinduamerican.org

In response to the recent anti-Hindu violence in Bangladesh, the Hindu American Foundation led a multifaith coalition of more than 100 global organizations and community leaders by delivering a letter to the Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC, urging the government to put an end to further anti-Hindu violence.

The letter, addressed to Ambassador M Shahidul Islam and CCd to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, urges the Bangladesh government to "invest in international human rights norms regarding protection of religious communities within its borders," as "targeted killings, assault, rape, arson of homes, desecration of sacred images and temples, and other forms of physical attack are human rights violations as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."