Not a single temple was demolished: Bangladesh Foreign Ministry on religious riots

29th Oct,2021

Not a single temple was demolished: Bangladesh Foreign Ministry on religious riots

Bangladesh has issued a statement clarifying its stance on allegations that Hindus have been targeted in recent religious clashes in the country. Contrary to all the “ongoing propaganda” of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry, only six people have been killed in the recent violence. "Contrary to recent propaganda, only 6 people were killed in the recent violence, 4 of them Muslims, in encounters with law enforcement officials and 2 Hindus, one was killed. And the second was when he jumped into the pond. Not a single temple was destroyed." Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said in a statement. "However, the gods were destroyed. While the violence was unfortunate and should not have happened, the government took immediate action. The perpetrators were arrested and are now in police custody," Momen said. The foreign minister called on some "enthusiastic media organizations and individuals" to spread "cooked articles" about violence to embarrass the government, calling it "unfortunate.