DHAKA, Bangladesh

Bangladesh denied allegations by India that it had tortured minority communities, the state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency reported on Wednesday.

“It’s not true that torturing minorities is taking place in Bangladesh. Whoever gave them the information, it is incorrect,” the report quoted Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen as saying, following a meeting with the U.S. ambassador in Dhaka.

Touting longstanding religious harmony in Bangladesh, Momen claimed that his country “maintains strong religious harmony.”

He assured that members of all ethnic communities in Bangladesh enjoy equal rights in all areas, including employment.

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