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.
Hindu outfits in neighbouring Tripura called for protests demanding justice for minority members in Bangladesh, leading to sporadic clashes in the state. Congressman further alleged the role of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the complacency of Tripura State Police,
Bangladesh has seen some of the worst anti-Hindu attacks in years, & retaliatory violence enabled by the VHP have terrorized Muslim residents. What’s more, the Tripura police deny the existence of these crimes! The govts of India & Bangladesh must protect religious minorities.— Rep. Andy Levin (@RepAndyLevin) November 1, 2021
“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.
(With PTI Inputs)