Thursday, November 26, 2015

Demonstration outside Parliament by Bangladesh minorities

My letter to Minister Hugo Swire MP:

From Lord Avebury                                                                                                     P1524112

November 24, 2015

 Dear Mr Swire,

I attach a letter from the Bangladesh Human Rights Alliance about a demonstration opposite Parliament on November 18 which I attended. As I'm sure you know, although in the past there has been reasonable harmony between the various faiths in Bangladesh including those of no faith, there has been a downward trend in recent years, with violent attacks on persons and property by Islamist terrorists, including the hacking to death of five secular bloggers. The government hasn't been able to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, or to dismantle the terrorist organisations that spread religious hatred. I do understand that we can't tell the Bangladesh government how to deal with these issues but I hope we could tell them of the strong feelings expressed by representatives of the minorities in the diaspora on the subject.

Hugo Swire Esq MP
Foreign & Commonwealth Office,
London SW1P 3BT

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