Statement from U.S. Embassy, Dhaka on Recent Communal Violence

We send our condolences to the families of victims of recent religious violence. Freedom of religion is sacrosanct. Everyone must remain steadfast in opposing targeted violence and orchestrated hate, and work to ensure all are able to attend a religious service or celebration without fear of violence because of their faith. The United States stands with Bangladeshis of all beliefs calling to preserve diversity, unity, and mutual respect.