The minority Hindu community and their main religious site were again targeted on Friday after the attack on Durga pandals in Bangladesh. In Nogali, the ISKCON temple was attacked by the mob and severely damaged. They also beat the devotees who were there. The condition of many pilgrims is said to be worrying.
In a tweet from ISKCON, horrific images were released giving information about the attack. The tweet said, “ISKCON temple and devotees were severely attacked by a mob in Nogali, Bangladesh today. The temple has suffered a lot of damage and the condition of many devotees is worrying. We urge the government of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of Hindus and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
ISKCON temple and devotees in Nohali, Bangladesh today were severely attacked by a mob. The temple has suffered significant damage and the condition of a devotee is worrying.
We call on the Government of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all Hindus and bring the perpetrators to justice. pic.twitter.com/ZpHtB48lZi
– ISKCON (iskcon) October 15, 2021
The ISKCON temple was vandalized this week when Durga pandals were attacked in several parts of Bangladesh, killing at least four people. Durga idols were damaged in several pandals. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that stern action will be taken against those who spread violence in the city of Camila during Durga Puja. He said those involved in the violence would be found and severely punished.
During the Durga Puja celebrations in Bangladesh, some unidentified Muslim militants damaged some Hindu temples and forced the government to deploy paramilitary forces in 22 districts. According to reports, three people were killed on Wednesday in a clash between police and Muslim traitors in Hajiganj sub-district in Chandpur, which borders Camila, and another was later killed. Authorities have banned a rally in Hajiganj, where four people have been shot dead. Muslims make up 10 percent of the Muslim – majority population of 169 million in Bangladesh. Violent incidents have been going on from time to time for many years, mostly due to rumors circulating through social media.
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