Social media responsible for recent attacks on Hindu community: Mia Seppo
The recent attacks on the Hindu community were fuelled by hate speech on social media and are against the values of the country's constitution, said United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo.
"Recent attacks on Hindus is fueled by hate speech on social media, are against the values of the Constitution and need to stop," she tweeted.
"We call upon the government to ensure the protection of minorities and an impartial probe. We call upon all to join hands to strengthen inclusive tolerance," her tweet also said.
During the recent Durga Puja celebrations, religious zealots in many districts launched attacks on temples and puja mandaps following unconfirmed reports that "the Holy Quran was demeaned" in Cumilla.