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Bangladesh: Hinduism

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 59091, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations her Department has made to the Bangladeshi government following recent violence against the Hindu community.

Answered on

22 October 2021

The UK Government is concerned about the recent violence directed against Hindu Durga Puja celebrations across various districts in Bangladesh. We engage with the Government of Bangladesh on the importance of freedom of religion or belief, which remains a priority for the UK Government. The British High Commissioner to Bangladesh has publicly expressed his condolences to the victims of the violence and the UK's support for those working for religious tolerance and harmony in Bangladesh and around the world.

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