Attack on 4 big and 6 small temples 56 houses and shops of Hindus looted!
|(The intention underlying display of this image is not to hurt religious sentiments of Hindus, but make them comprehend the denigration – Editor, Dainik Sanatan Prabhat)|
Dhaka (Bangladesh) – Hundreds of religious fanatics gathered in the afternoon on 7th August in Shiyali village of Khulna District, and attacked and damaged 10 Hindu temples, among them were 4 big temples and 6 small. As per the information given by the local Hindus, the religious fanatics desecrated even the Idols in Govind Mandir, Shiyali Purvapara Hari Mandir, Shiyali Purvapara Durga Mandir and Shiyali Mahasmashan Mandir. It was followed by the fanatics attacking and looting 56 houses of Hindus and several shops. The fanatics also attacked Hindus with sharp weapons and injured them. They looted even Hindus’ cows and other pet animals. A local Police Superintendent visited the place of the incident after the attack, and a large Police force was deployed in this village.
1. As per the information given by the residents and leaders of ‘Puja Parishad’, on 6th August at around 9.00 p.m., a few local Hindu women were going for a ‘kirtan’ chanting ‘Hare Krishna’ on the way. As they passed by a mosque, they were stopped by its Imam and he asked them to stop chanting. This led to arguments between them. It was then decided to meet at the Police station on the following day to solve the issue.
2. However, the next day, hundreds of religious fanatics from the neighbouring Chandpur village entered Shiyali village armed with spanners, axes, knives, etc. and attacked temples; besides looting Hindus’ houses and shops.
Police disallowed Hindus to chase fanatics
As per the information given by Shaktipad Basu, the President of ‘Rupasha Thana Pujotsav Parishad’, Hindus demanded that Police should chase the attackers; but Police refused to do so; therefore, Hindus tried to go after the fanatics. The Police, however, stopped them and dissuaded them from going after the attackers.