DHAKA, May 30, Reuter: The ruling Bangladesh Jatiya Party said today communal violence in India threatened peace and stability in the region and urged New Delhi to stop spilling of blood in the name of religion.

The Party, in a resolution adopted at its central committee meeting, denounced Hindu Moslem riots last week in Delhi, Meerut and elsewhere in India which claimed nearly 130 lives.

“The Party feels the ugly incidents tarnished the image of secular and democratic India and seriously undermined the spirit of SAARE (South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation), said the resolution which coincided with the biggest Moslem festival Eid AlFitr.

“Unless the (Indian) government is able to stop this violence effectively, and’ protect life and property of the Moslems, there is every chance that peace in South Asia would be destabilized”.

Earlier, leaders of various Bangladeshi religious groups, including the Hindu minority said they were concerned by the deterioration of communal harmony in India.

Home Minister Abdul Matin, meanwhile, warned that stern action would be taken against anyone inciting communalism in Bangladesh, where 85 per cent of the 105.

Article extracted from this publication >>  June 5, 1987