US expresses concern over violence, intimidation in Bangladesh polls


Washington D.C [USA], Jan 2(ANI): America has expressed concern over the reported incidents of harassment, intimidation, and violence in the course of the electoral marketing campaign and on election day in Bangladesh.

In a press assertion launched by the US Division of State right here on Monday, Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino stated, “We be aware with concern credible studies of harassment, intimidation, and violence within the pre-election interval that made it tough for a lot of opposition candidates and their supporters to fulfill, maintain rallies, and marketing campaign freely.”

“We’re additionally involved that election-day irregularities prevented some folks from voting, which undermined religion within the electoral course of,” the assertion additional learn.

The US additionally congratulated the Bangladeshi folks and the opposition events for voting and taking part within the normal elections.

It additionally inspired all events to chorus from violence and requested the Bangladeshi Election Fee to work constructively with all sides and deal with claims of the irregularities.

“Bangladesh’s spectacular file of financial improvement and respect for democracy and human rights are mutually reinforcing, and we stay up for proceed working with the ruling authorities and opposition in the direction of advancing these interrelated targets,” the assertion talked about.

Not less than 19 folks, together with a legislation enforcement official, had been killed and round 200 others sustained accidents in poll-related violence in Bangladesh on Sunday.

Earlier on Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) referred to as for restraint in Bangladesh whereas stressing that “violence and assaults on folks and property aren’t acceptable”.(ANI)


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