Hindu temple vandalised, 7 idols smashed in Bangladesh

The first incident came to light after people of Mymensinghorohi village in Netrokona district found the doors of a temple open on Sunday morning.

By: PTI | Dhaka | Updated: December 4, 2016 9:50 pm

A Hindu temple was vandalised and seven idols of goddess Kali were on Sunday destroyed by some miscreants in two separate incidents in Bangladesh, weeks after over 10 temples of the minority community were attacked in the Muslim-majority nation. The first incident came to light after people of Mymensinghorohi village in Netrokona district found the doors of a temple open on Sunday morning.

Upon entering its premises, they noticed the temple was vandalised. Four broken idols of goddess Kali were also found lying close to the temple, a senior police officer told reporters. Immediately, police launched an investigation. “We have collected evidence of the vandalism and started a probe. It was learnt that the temple’s doors were not locked. We are looking for those behind this heinous act,” Netrokona sadar police Officer-in-Charge Shahnur-e-Alam said.

Netrokona Additional District Magistrate Abdul Matin said those responsible will be punished. “We are treating the case with priority. A group with vested interests may have carried out the crime to disrupt communal harmony,” Netrokona Superintendent of Police Joydeb Chowdhury.

In a separate incident, unidentified assailants vandalised three Kali statues in clandestine predawn attack on a Hindu temple in northwestern Pabna district. “Three statues of Hindu goddess Kali were found broken at a temple at Bera (sub-district) of Pabna… the miscreants visibly entered the temple early in the morning and damaged the statues,” a police officer told reporters in Pabna.

Badal Ghosh, secretary of the Sharifpur Kali Temple committee, demanded immediate arrest of the attackers. There have been several incidents of attacks on Hindu temples in the past. In October last week, miscreants set on fire at least six houses of Hindus in a predawn attack in Brahmanbarhia district’s Nasirnagar, the place where at least 15 temples and more than 20 houses were vandalised after a Facebook post deemed offensive to Islam sparked outrage in the country.

A cyber cafe owner was arrested last month for allegedly masterminding attacks on Hindu temples and houses. The attacks on several Hindu temples in Bangladesh were carried out under a well orchestrated plan aimed at grabbing lands of the minority community, National Human Rights Commission had said.

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    indian
    Dec 4, 2016 at 10:37 pm
    Any outrage from our liberals? Nope. Please be secular
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      hitender
      Dec 4, 2016 at 5:19 pm
      Ironocally this is same nation we helped to liberate. This is one of million incident against hindus.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;On another hand, its reminder that there is no nation left on earth for Hindus. This includes India. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Our own nation belongs to every one else but hindus. For others we have peronal laws, others can convert us by force or by marrying our girls, our temples can be demoloshed to build roads and religious establishments, but we are not allowed to speak for ourselves as we are supposed to be tolerant and secular. Our poloticians are busy appeasing 60 percent minority potion.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;That day is not far we will be exiled from our own mother land by invadors, just like jews.
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        Lovely
        Dec 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm
        Religion of peace , is at work
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          khan
          Dec 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm
          Here you go.......another loyalty proven
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          1. M
            MyTake
            Dec 4, 2016 at 8:55 pm
            All Bangladeshi Hindus should apply to be identified as refugees and should approach UN. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;UN has an obligation to help real refugees who do not even have resources/means to take illegal journey across seas whereas economic refugees pretending as refugees getting all the benefits.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India appear to have problem accomodating Bangladeshi Hindus because of its local politics and local "compulsions"! If should at least help to get Bangladeshi Hindus:lt;br/gt;1. Either get refugee recognition and take this up at UN for resettlement whereever refugees are allowed to settle. This is the least can be expected of India.lt;br/gt;2. Or take a step to ask Bangladesh to allow its minority potion to come under India with proportional land to allow for their resettlement. This way it won't be a burden on Indian local politics. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Since it is increasingly becoming Hindus to live a peaceful life in Bangladesh, humanity has an obligation to address this problem.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bangladeshi Hindus twice lost everything and had to start from zero in 20th Century alone: once in 1947 and once in 1971 although last one was supposed to bring some hope in their lives. Its a joke of humanity!
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              MyTake
              Dec 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm
              Its a typical way Islam (meaning "peace", as have been told!) has been "expanding" over the centuries!
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                MyTake
                Dec 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm
                Minority organisations in Bangladesh need to come together to work a human solution to the problem. Taking up any of above or both is likely to lead to a meaningful and lasting solution!
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                  Vedic_Citizen
                  Dec 5, 2016 at 2:33 am
                  Why not talk about macre of 20K non-muslims in Noakhali (1946) and Malappuram(1921)
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                    Vedic_Citizen
                    Dec 5, 2016 at 12:05 am
                    Jihadhis are doing what false prophet did in 7 th century. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We should allow non-muslim immigrants from Bangla and Pak to settle in India. Pak and Bangla should take Indian Muslims who want to migrate. That was part of the deal made in 1947.
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                      Anon
                      Dec 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                      Actually , 780 muslims died in Guj and 258 Hindus. lt;br/gt;Also, the riot began because 56 hindus were burnt alive.
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                        Rafiq
                        Dec 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                        As a minority in India, I understand concerns of minorities in Bangladesh. But their govt., though a failure on many fronts like corruption and red tape etc, takes lightening quick action against extremists. That I think is a blessing in disguise.
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                          Dp
                          Dec 4, 2016 at 11:01 pm
                          Who is more intolerant? Mohamed worshipers or idol worshipers?
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                            Dp
                            Dec 4, 2016 at 11:11 pm
                            Why are Indian Muslims, including Bollywood Khans,quiet when a Muslim fellow says it is fun to kill Hindus? Or when IS caliph says that Islam has always been a religion of war and never a religion of peace?
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                              Rana
                              Dec 4, 2016 at 11:07 pm
                              Can any Muslim tell us what mohamed contributed to humanity? Tell me just three qualities/teachings of his that are relevant and useful today and which Muslim majority nations ( name just 3 out of 57) practice them? Please note that I have severely downgraded my standards- from 5 to 3
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                                Gopi Chand
                                Dec 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm
                                Vandalizing Hindu temples in this part of the world by Muslims is not any unknown issue.lt;br/gt;If you look at history many Hindu temples were vandalized , demolished and Mosques where built. lt;br/gt;Is there any part in world where Muslims were able to co-exist in peace with other religions ?
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                                  Jawad
                                  Dec 5, 2016 at 12:21 am
                                  It must be a job of a hindu insider to develop hate. Islam religion of peace does not allow ransacking of worshipping places even in war.
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                                    JayHind
                                    Dec 4, 2016 at 7:32 pm
                                    So Godess even can't protect her self because she needs husbands
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                                      Kejriwal Fan
                                      Dec 4, 2016 at 6:17 pm
                                      Why should we Indians care whatever happens to Hindus in B'desh? Let them live whatever way they want to. It's not our job to dictate them terms.
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                                        murty
                                        Dec 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                                        Let Mamatha and WB Bengalis welcome all Bangladesh Muslims with out any questions.after 5years in West Bengal the same situation will happen.
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                                          John Abram
                                          Dec 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm
                                          I can understand the anger of some commentators here for what happened in another country to Hindu temples because I remember how my fellow Muslim country-men felt when Babri Mosque was demolished by Hindu fanatics.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I condemn any act of attack on anybody's place of worship.
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                                            John Abram
                                            Dec 4, 2016 at 5:33 pm
                                            If you want your own Hindu nation why don't you go settle in Nepal?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In India Hindus (Brahmins other sects) are 82% of the potion and you still cry?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hindus have their own personal laws too its just that hindus believe that those are normal laws should be applied to all. Anti Dowry Law, Anti Child Marriage Law, Anti Sati Law are some of the laws consuted because of practices of the hindu religion.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hindus not only have their personal laws, those are forcibly imposed on minorities like cow slaughter. Wheres as personal laws of other minorities are not imposed on Hindus.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When was your temple demolished in independent India? In fact Babri Mosque, several other mosques, and churches were demolished, burned, and ransacked by Hindu fanatics thousands of times. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You even claim Taj Mahal to be a temple.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hindus get reservation in education and jobs. Even private sector discriminate against minorities.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;How many thousand muslims were murdered in Gujarat, sikhs in Delhi, christians in orrissa?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Just think before you speak.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And I condemn the disgraceful act that happened in Bangladesh.
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