"We all survived because we were at a Jalsa Salana, an annual gathering of Ahmadiyya, at that time, otherwise we would have been killed too"
I belong to a generation that was overtaken by the pestilence called Partition.
Hindus around the country are gripped with the fear of being the victims of communal violence.
Indian American supermodel and author Padma Lakshmi recently took to Twitter to assert that there is "no threat to Hinduism in India" and protest "violence against Muslims in the country".
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has expressed deep concerns about the worsening religious freedom conditions in Bangladesh and other South Asian countries.
The Editors Guild of India today asked media outlets of the country to exercise utmost restraint while reporting incidents of communal disturbances and not become pawns in the larger game of polarization.
Triggered by the Cumilla incident, in just a matter of hours, communal violence spread in several districts of the country and lasted for days. The Daily Star produced a map incorporating information from all over the country.
Human rights activist advocate Sultana Kamal blames the culture of impunity and procrastination in law implementation as the reasons behind the rising incidents of communal violence.
The United States urges Myanmar authorities to avoid a response that would inflame the tensions as an attack by ethnic Rohingya militants in western Myanmar left 12 security personnel and 77 Rohingya Muslims dead in a dramatic escalation of communal violence that has plagued the region.