Bangladesh Hindus in peril as Muslims rage on over blasphemy to Islam

बांग्लादेश, Bangladesh, Attack, restaurant, Sheikh Hasina, Taslima Nasreen

Blasphemy against Islam led a violent mob to go on a rampage against the Hindus in the Thakurbari village in Sadar upazila of Rangpur, Bangladesh, reminding the people of the Black Diwali of Hindus which made international headlines last year.

One man has died while at least 4 police personnel are seriously injured as the armed mob went ahead with the destruction spree.

16 civilians have also been injured while Hindu houses and properties have been vandalized by the furious mob which wanted revenge.

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It is alleged that one Hindu youth named Titu Chandra’s Facebook account was used to post a picture of the Prophet Muhammad which allegedly made the Muslims feel insulted. It is also being alleged by sources who spoke to that the Muslims gathered at the Pagla Pirer Bazar for the Friday prayers and started sloganeering against those who insult Islam. They also demanded the arrest of Titu and as the crowd swelled to many thousands, it then took out a procession and marched towards Thakurbari village which is a Hindu majority area.

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Police used rubber bullets after the Muslim mob vandalized and torched at least 25 Hindu houses. The situation is said to be tense at present.

The number of injured could increase. More details are awaited.

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