Oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh raised at US Capitol

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Washington DC, July 28: Congressman Robert Dold (Republican Representative from Illinois District 10) raised the issue of atrocities and oppression of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh at the US Capitol today. Dold raised the issue at the floor of the United States House of Representatives. The latter is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.
Congressman Robert Dold made a short speech on the House floor in favor of HR440, sponsored by Rep. Frank Wolf, a bill that establishes an ambassador-level “special envoy” for religious freedom and human rights in the Middle East and South Central Asia.
Newsgram spoke to Dr Richard Benkin from Chicago who has been working to get people to recognize the ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Bangladesh. Benkin says that one of the biggest impediments to that recognition is the tendency toward burying the issue under words about “minorities” and “extremists.” Benkin says that  per his knowledge, this is the first time that the issue of suffering of Hindus in Bangladesh has so clearly been raised on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

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