An attack claimed by Islamic State on a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least two people and injured seven, officials said, another deadly incident in a spate of violence targeting minorities and places of worship.
Bangladesh Education Minister Dipu Moni has said India needs to ensure “protecting and guaranteeing the fundamental rights of every citizen including minorities” if it wants to emerge as a great world economic power.
India comes out full throttle in support of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her government’s drive against militancy, saying the PM takes “strong steps”.
Unidentified assailants hack dead a worker of a Hindu ashram (monastery) in Pabna in a style similar to the recent suspected militant killings. Nitya Ranjan Pande, 60, was a saint of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsanga Ashram at Hemayetpur in Pabna Sadar upazila.
Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.
In rare comments on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution on granting citizenship to minorities, saying the sensitive issue must be addressed "very, very carefully."