U.S. Congressman expresses concern over violence in Bangladesh, Tripura

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

Published - November 02, 2021 08:31 am IST - Washington

A paramilitary soldier patrols past a shop that was set on fire in Rowa village, about 220 kilometers from Agartala, in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

A paramilitary soldier patrols past a shop that was set on fire in Rowa village, about 220 kilometers from Agartala, in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura, Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

U.S. Congressman Andy Levin has expressed concern over the communal clashes in Bangladesh and the Indian State of 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.

“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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