India notes ‘some disturbing’ reports, lauds prompt govt action in Bangladesh
India today noted "some disturbing" reports about "attacks on religious gatherings" in Bangladesh but appreciated the "prompt" reaction of the government of the country to control the situation.
Asked about several attacks on Durga Puja mandaps, the spokesman of India's External Affairs Ministry, Arindam Bagchi, told the weekly media briefing in New Delhi that "we have also seen some disturbing reports of untoward incidents involving attacks on religious gatherings in Bangladesh."
"We note that the government of Bangladesh has reacted promptly to ensure control of the situation with the deployment of law enforcement machinery," he said, reports our New Delhi correspondent.
Bagchi said, "We also understand that the ongoing festive celebrations of Durga Puja, which you alluded to, continue in Bangladesh with the support of the government of Bangladesh agencies and of course the large majority of the public (in that country)."
The MEA spokesman said the Indian High Commission and consulates in Bangladesh "are obviously in close contact with the authorities in Dhaka and at local levels."