US praised Bangladeshi religious harmony

The US Department of State has appreciated Bangladesh’s recent success in religious freedom that includes ensuring constitutional rights for publicity of religions.

The appreciation came in a report titled `International Religious Freedom-2010′ placed in the US Congress on November 17, said a message received here.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton formally unveiled the report, which was prepared in the light of section 102 (B) of the International Freedom Act (IRFA).

The report focused on the success including appointments of a good number of minorities to important administrative and political posts.

The success also includes setting up training centres for religious leaders, creating environment for observing religious festivals and playing role in reducing violence on religious minority.

Declaring Fifth Amendment to the Constitution unconstitutional is among the major decisions by the Bangladesh Supreme Court, said the report.

The report also highlighted the situations of religious freedom of 198 countries during the period from July 2009 to June 2010.

DHAKA, Nov 21 (BSS) –

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