Bangladesh

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#50
8

Communities at risk

Ahmadiyya, Hindus, other religious minorities, Chittagong hill tribes

Summary

The government of Bangladesh denies that ISIS or al-Qaeda have a presence in the country, blaming the political opposition for an increasing number of attacks targeted at foreigners and religious minorities, including Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs. But it is the scale of the attacks on Hindus that are of most concern, including a campaign of destruction against Hindu homes and temples. Insecurity… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2017 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts3
Major armed conflictNo data
Prior genocide / politicideNo data
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0003
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance8.9
Rise of factionalized elites9.6
Voice and Accountability-0.493
Political Stability-1.155
Rule of Law-0.7
OECD country risk classification5
TOTAL10.059

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The government of Bangladesh denies that ISIS or al-Qaeda have a presence in the country, blaming the political opposition for an increasing number of attacks targeted at foreigners and religious minorities, including Christians, Buddhists and Sikhs. But it is the scale of the attacks on Hindus that are of most concern, including a campaign of destruction against Hindu homes and temples. Insecurity affecting indigenous peoples meanwhile persists in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.