There has been a case of attack on Hindu temples in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Police says mob attacked Hindu temple in Chandpur district during Durga Puja. During this clash, 3 people were shot dead. There are reports of similar attacks on temples from different parts of the country.
Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council tweeted, “October 13, 2021 is a condemnable day in the history of Bangladesh. Many puja mandaps have been vandalized on the occasion of idol immersion on Ashtami. Hindus now have to guard the puja mandaps. Today the whole world is silent. May Maa Durga shower her blessings on all Hindus. Never forgive.”
Demand for protection of Hindus from PM Sheikh Hasina
Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council has demanded Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to provide security to Hindus. The council tweeted that if the Muslims of Bangladesh do not want then Hindus will not worship, but at least save the Hindus. The attack is still on. Please send army. We want Bangladesh army in worship mandaps.
In another tweet, the council said that what happened in the last 24 hours, we cannot publish it in the tweet. The Hindus of Bangladesh saw the real faces of some people. We don’t know what will happen in future, but Hindus of Bangladesh will never forget Durga Puja of 2021.
Rumors of insulting Quran spread
The council tweeted on Wednesday that rumors of insults to the Quran are spreading. Due to this the worship circle of Nanua Dighi Par has been attacked. We want to tell all Muslim brothers not to believe in rumours. We respect the Quran. Someone is planning to incite a riot. There is no relation between Quran and Durga Puja. There will be a fair investigation. Please don’t attack any Hindu or temple.
‘Thanks to those who stood with Hindus’
Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council tweeted, “Good Muslims are still alive in Bangladesh, so we are also alive. Thank you to all those Muslims who stood with Hindus. We respect Islam too. We also love the Quran. Islam never supports it. We want to live in harmony with our Muslim brothers in Bangladesh.”