Bangladesh to provide compensation and security to Hindu victims

Bangladesh Government has assured India that compensation will be provided to minority Hindus whose houses were burnt over an alleged offensive Facebook post against Islam by a youth from the community on 10 November.

This was confirmed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday. In a tweet, Ms Swaraj said “We have received a detailed report of Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Bangladesh authorities have assured him that compensation will be paid to affected persons to rebuild their houses and adequate security will be provided.”

At least 30 Hindu houses were burned and vandalized allegedly by a mob at Thakurpara village under Rangpur district of Bangladesh over an alleged Facebook post “demeaning Islam”.

One person was also reported to be killed and at least 20 others were injured as police fired to control the violence.

The police have arrested over 50 attackers, Dhaka Tribune reported on Saturday.

News agency, ANI quoting Bangladesh police reported today that the attacks were carried out by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) activists to create unrest ahead of the next parliamentary elections.

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