US: Stop violence against minority Hindu community

US urges government to use its power to maintain law and order

The United States have urged all to stop committing further violence against minority communities in Bangladesh.

Jen Psaki, US State Department spokesperson, made the call in a regular press briefing in Washington on Friday.

“We call on all to stop committing further violence,” Psaki made the urge replying to a query- “Do you have any position on the allegations of violence against the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh?”

She said: “We certainly are disappointed by recent incidents of violence.”

The US has also strongly condemned the violence saying:  “We condemn that in the strongest terms, the violence from all quarters that continues to mark the prevailing political impasse.”

The US has urged all political parties to oppose the violence as “Violence is not an acceptable element of the political process.”

The US also made call to the government to use its power to maintain law and order.

Psaki says: “Bangladesh’s political leadership and those who aspire to lead must do everything in their power to ensure law and order, and refrain from supporting violence – especially against minority communities – inflaming rhetoric, and intimidation.”

The attacks on Hindu minorities took place across the country centring the 10th parliamentary polls that took place on January 5 amid the boycott of BNP-led 18-party alliance.

Source: Dhaka Tribune