Bangladesh: More heinous attacks on Hindu community come to light

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Bangladesh is failing to contain Islamist radicals.

Hindu community has come under intense attacks in Bangladesh while the government is failing to contain the growing Islamism.

First, it was Nasirnagar Upazila where hundreds of Hindu houses were attacked and torched while more than a dozen Hindu Temples were also attacked.

Now, the daily “Ittefaq” dated 31st of October, 2016 has reported that armed perpetrators attacked Hindu Houses, demolished and desecrated Hindu deities at the village Chota Nowbhanga of Rajapur Union of Mohammadpur Upazila, Magura district, on 30th October, 2016.

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Perpetrators also attacked Hindu women and children on that day at about noon during Shyama Puja.

Attackers numbering 7 to 8 trespassed, attacked Hindu houses, Temples and looted gold ornaments worth Taka 40,000 that were worn by the Hindu Deities.

Md. Tariqul Islam, Officer in Charge of Mohammadpur P.S. informed BDMW that one accused – Mohammad Nazrul Islam(50) son of late Baj Meah was arrested in this connection others are absconding.

Bangladesh Minority Watch communicated with A.S.P (Circle) and he admitted that the atrocities happened and he said one Asim Biswas lodged F.I.R at Mohammadpur Police Station against the six perpetrators Balu Fakir (38), Sagar Fakir (24), Mahabub (30) , Tariqul (28), Uzir (28), Arab Ali (24).

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Picture credit: ittefaq