The United States has expressed concern over the recent attacks on homes and temples of the Hindu community in Bangladesh and called on the government to ensure safety of its citizens.
A spokesperson of the US State Department said "While we are encouraged that the situation is beginning to calm down, we are saddened by the reports of over 70 people killed during protests across Bangladesh.
"We also continue to be concerned by reported attacks on Hindu temples and homes."
Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell at a regular press conference in Washington, DC on Monday also said while engaging in peaceful protest is a fundamental democratic right, “we firmly believe violence is never the answer, and so we continue to encourage all Bangladeshis to peacefully express their views.”
On the question of how the US sees the Bangladesh government handling the situation, Ventrell said, “I don't think I'm going to characterise it other than to say we've seen things begin to calm down, and we continue to encourage the Government of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all its citizens.”