Attacks on minority Hindus in Bangladesh are not taking the name of stopping. On Friday, a mob of religious fanatics vandalized the ISKCON temple in Noakhali area. The ISKCON temple has also confirmed this attack by tweeting. It is being told that the attackers also assaulted the devotees present in the temple. Earlier, during Navratri, the mob attacked and ransacked the Durga pandals.
ISKCON tweeted the information
ISKCON tweeted that the temple has suffered a lot in this attack and the condition of one devotee remains critical. ISKCON temple and devotees were violently attacked by a mob in Noakhali, Bangladesh today. The temple was badly damaged and the condition of one devotee remains critical. We call upon the Government of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all Hindus and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Durga Puja pandals were attacked in Bangladesh
A day earlier, several Durga pandals were attacked and vandalized in Bangladesh. News spread on social media that the Quran was allegedly desecrated at a Durga Puja pandal near Nanuar Dighi lake in Comilla town. Following which mobs of fanatics attacked Hindu temples and pandals at Hajiganj in Chandpur, Banshkhali in Chattogram and Pekua in Cox’s Bazar.
Sheikh Hasina said – will take strict action against the culprits
According to Bangladeshi media reports, four people have died in this violence. After which paramilitary forces have been deployed in 22 districts on the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Sheikh Hasina has also given a stern warning to those trying to disturb communal harmony in the country. He has promised that action will be taken against the perpetrators of the communal violence in Comilla.
India also reacted to the attack
India has also reacted to the attack on Durga Puja pandals and temples in Bangladesh. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that we have seen some disturbing reports of untoward incidents related to attacks on religious congregations in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh government has responded quickly to ensure control of the situation, including the deployment of police and security forces. We also understand that the ongoing Durga Puja festival in Bangladesh continues with the support of government agencies and of course a large number of people.
[Attribution to NBT]