Expat Buddhists condemn attacks
Bangladeshi expatriate Buddhists in Thailand have condemned the attack on Buddhists in Ramu, Ukhia, Teknaf and Patiya on September 29.
In a statement received in Dhaka yesterday, the Bangladeshi Buddhist Community of Thailand urged the ruling party Awami League and BNP to work together to bring back communal harmony in the area instead of blaming each other over the attack.
The Buddhists demanded arrest of the real rioters immediately and security of all minority communities in the country.
Terming the attack pre-planned, the expatriate Buddhists alleged that Islamic fundamentalists had instigated the incident to drive the Buddhist and Hindu minority people out of the country. Local police and administration had failed to act quickly to stop the attack, it said.