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Bangladeshi female activists hold torch as they protest against attacks on the Hindu community, temples, shops, and houses, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 23, 2021. (Photo: Sony Ramany/NurPhoto via Reuters)

Minority rights at stake in Bangladesh | East Asia Forum

Author: Shafi Md Mostofa, University of Dhaka Bangladesh is once again under the spotlight in the international media for violating minority rights. In October 2021, there were attacks on at least 80 of the 32,000 makeshift temples at the Durga Puja, the biggest annual Hindu festival. Over 3600 attacks on religious minorities took place between 2013 and 2021. These attacks included the vandalism and arson of 559 houses and at least 1678 temples, idols and

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