WHAT: Please join the Bangladeshi Hindu community of NY/NJ to protest the escalation in deadly violence against non-Muslims in Bangladesh and the growth of ISIS in Bangladesh.
WHERE: United Nations, Ralph Bunche Park, 42nd Street & 1st Ave
WHEN: Starts at 1PM – Sunday, 26th June 2016
The nation of Bangladesh (BD) is a Muslim majority state which borders India to the Northeast, Islam is the state religion of Bangladesh. While the minority Hindus of Bangladesh have been experiencing intense and deadly persecution for decades, the intensity of violent crimes against non-Muslims has escalated recently with the influx of ISIS elements into the state. In the past weeks, several Hindus have been either murdered, injured or humiliated by Muslim citizens with Islamist motives, and many of these crimes have been claimed by ISIS. The minority non-Muslims of Bangladesh must be protected and the BD government must prevent their state from becoming a haven for ISIS.
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