Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Attack On Minorities

Govt to show zero tolerance

Dipu Moni tells HR meet in Geneva

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said Bangladesh has made a significant qualitative change in the normative and institutional framework in its human rights regime.
The minister was addressing at Bangladesh’s 2nd Universal Period Review (UPR) held at the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, according to a message received here.
Dipu Moni reiterated the government’s commitment to show “zero tolerance” to attacks against minorities as occurred in Ramu, Cox’s Bazar last year and against the Hindu communities recently.
On the civil and political front, she stressed that there was no room for impunity under Bangladesh law for alleged human rights violations by the law enforcers.
A total of 98 countries spoke at Bangladesh’s UPR session and commended the significant strides it made in ensuring citizens’ civil, political, economic and social rights.