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BJP concern over violence in Bangla

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Jan 8 � The Rajya Sabha leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley on Tuesday expressed concern at the targetting of Hindus in Bangladesh in post-election violence.

Stating that post-election violence is a matter of concern, Jaitley said that the minority Hindu community is being attacked. Houses have been burnt and individuals are being attacked. The already insecure Hindu minority is being threatened further.

Media reports suggest that most of these attacks have taken place at the behest of the Jamat-e-Islami and even the BNP. It is noteworthy that the Hindu population, which was around 30 per cent at the time of its Independence, is currently between 10 to 12 per cent as per the recent estimates.

India has an inherent interest in the stability of its neighbourhood. A disturbed neighbourhood adversely affects India. In some cases, the consequences of a disturbed neighbourhood spill into Indian boundaries, he said.

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