Created: 19 July 2016
In the light of the recent attacks on Hindu minorities in Bangladesh, Bob hosted a seminar in his role of Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group of British Hindus, in association with the BHBCUC UK & Europe in Parliament to discuss the issue. A very well attended programme the seminar saw a wide representation of lawyers, activists, community representatives and Members of Parliament including Virendra Sharma, David Burrowes and Jim Fitzpatrick in attendance.
Bob also tabled an Early Day Motion (351) raising the plights of minorities in Bangladesh, as follows:
“That this House condemns the recent killings of innocent Hindu priests in Bangladesh; urges the government of Bangladesh to take strong steps to tackle the increasing levels of violence against minority Hindu communities in the region and ensure their safety and security; and urges the Government to encourage the government of Bangladesh to put perpetrators of violence against religious minorities in the region on trial as soon as possible.”