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Bangladesh: 1. What is the current political/social/religious situation in Bangladesh, in particular for women? 2. If a woman refuses to marry/pray/wear the hijab, what are the consequences in the family and wider community? 3. What happens if a woman refuses to follow Sharia practices, and is known for not 'liking' Sharia? 4. Is the treatment any different for a woman who has subsequently married and is relatively wealthy? 5. How effective/interested are the police and the Rapid Action Battalion in protecting women from religious violence?

23 December 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide any reports of violence directed against Hindus in the Khulna region since the State of Emergency in January 2007?

6 February 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are Hindus a minority religion in Bangladesh? 2. How are religious minorities, notably Hindus, treated in Bangladesh? 3. Is the Awami League traditionally supported by the Hindus in Bangladesh? 4. Are Hindu supporters of the Awami League discriminated against and if so, by whom? 5. Are there parts of Bangladesh where Hindus enjoy more safety? 6. Is Bengali the language of Bangladeshis?

8 November 2006 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. What is the situation for people in a mixed marriage where a Hindu is married to a Muslim? 2. What is the government's attitude to such mixed marriages? 3. Are there reports of such people suffering harm, and if so, from whom? 4. What is the government's response to such harm? 5. Anything else you feel might be relevant

11 November 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are Buddhists adversely treated in Bangladesh? 2. Which of the following countries are signatories of the Refugees Convention: India; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Laos; Myanmar?

17 October 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Are there reports of anti-Buddhist violence in or around Cox's Bazaar? Of particular interest are reports from around January 1994 and May-August 2001. 2. Is "jijya kar", a compulsory tax payable by non-Muslims, a recognised form of extortion, and is non-compliance associated with violence? 3. Are there reports of retaliation against Buddhists in Cox's Bazaar for the treatment of Muslims in Myanmar, namely the destruction of temples and forcing families from their homes?

18 April 2005 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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