Hindu groups in the UK organised a prayer service and fund raising campaign for the minority community in Bangladesh which has suffered extensive post-election violence.
The prayer service started at Kingsley Hall in East London with Narayan Puja followed by Nam Kirton, Arati and a special prayer.
Hindus from London and faraway places from Bradford and Burnley took part in it, while people from other faiths joined the congregation to show their solidarity.
The congregants demanded safety for Hindus and speedy trial of crimes committed against them. They also urged people of all faiths to show respect for this minority group.
The Hindu community appreciated the enhanced security measure put in place recently and financial assistance provided in some affected areas but also expressed serious concern that atrocities are still taking place almost every day.
They called upon all political parties and Bangladesh's government to take more specific measures to stop repression of Hindus. The prayer service was organised under the leadership of Pushpita Gupta, representing various Hindu organisations in the UK, with support from other religious communities.