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PM Modi expresses concern over IS threats to Dhaka Ramakrishna Mission


New Delhi, June 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed concern over the terrorist threat to Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka and spoke to Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

Officials of Belur Ramakrishna Mission also met those in the PMO here and discussed the threat.

India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Friday evening that his office has kept close communication with the mission and also alerted the Bangladesh police and foreign ministry. [Dhaka raises Ramakrishna Mission security after IS threat]

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He said security has been beefed up in the mission and also personally paid the institution a visit.

Suspected radical Islamists claiming to be followers of the Islamic State have threatened to kill a Hindu priest of the Ramakrishna Mission for preaching in "Islamic Bangladesh".

A number of murders of liberal minds have also been carried out in the country in the recent past, prompting the government to carry out mass arrests.

The MEA feels the terrorists are taregting the Awami League government in Bangladesh for its India-friendly actions and steps against radical Islams.

Modi visited the mission during his visit to Dhaka last year and also did meditation there for some time.

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