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Religious bigots attack Hindu temples in Bangladesh

The incident took place after an altercation between Hindu and Muslim residents on Friday night

PTI Dhaka Published 10.08.21, 12:48 AM
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Miscreants attacked at least four Hindu temples, some shops and households belonging to Hindus in Bangladesh’s Khulna district, prompting the police to arrest 10 people and beef up security in the area, according to a media report.

The incident took place on Saturday in Shiali village, Rupsha Upazila, after an altercation between Hindu and Muslim residents on Friday night, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

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According to local residents and victims, the miscreants first attacked the Shiali Mahasmashan temple. They vandalised the idols in the temple and the crematorium.

From there, they went to the Shiali Purbapara area, where they vandalised the idols in Hari Mandir, Durga Mandir and the Govinda Mandir, the report said.

Six shops and two Hindu homes were also vandalised, it said. Krishna Gopal Sen, general secretary of Rupsha Upazila Puja Udjapan Parishad, said that at least 10 idols at four temples were vandalised during the attacks.

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