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Delhi Takes Serious View of Attacks on Bangladesh Minorities

on 2001/10/25 8:49:02 ( 1174 reads )


NEW DELHI, INDIA, October 24, 2001: Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said India is in touch with Bangladesh in connection with reported attacks on minority Hindus in that country and New Delhi has taken a "serious view" of damage to Durga Puja pandals (temporary festival shrines) in Bangladesh. Vajpayee, who was talking to reporters in Lucknow on Monday, said the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka had taken up with Bangladesh leaders who have assured that elements behind the incidents would be sternly dealt with. Meanwhile, nearly 500 activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and some other frontal wings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) yesterday staged a demonstration in front of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi protesting reported atrocities on minority Hindus in Bangladesh.

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