Systematic attack and violence against religious minorities and indigenous people were widespread before, during and after the Parliamentary election in 2001 by right-wing religious groups in Bangladesh. As a result, past incidents created growing fear that the 11th Parliamentary Elections scheduled to be held in December 2018 will incite a fresh round of persecution. Several Ministers have already expressed apprehension that the Hindu community might be targeted ahead of this year’s elections, while leaders of religious minority communities have urged the government to ensure the safety of minority communities. Foreign diplomats have already become active in preventing another round of communal violence during the upcoming national elections in Bangladesh. An Indian journalist said the role of Hindu voters will be crucial in the elections.