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Communal violence throughout Durga Puja celebrations in Bangladesh; 3 killed, 60 injured

Dhaka: A minimum of three individuals had been killed and 60 injured together with journalists, police and customary individuals, within the communal violence throughout Durga Puja celebrations in Chandpur`s Hajiganj upazila.

The incident occurred on Wednesday (October 13, 2021) when the Hindu devotees had been celebrating Durga Puja, the best spiritual pageant of the Hindu neighborhood in Bangladesh, reported Dhaka Tribune.

Earlier in Cumilla, at the very least 50 individuals had been injured as a bunch of spiritual extremists clashed with regulation enforcers in Nanua Dighirpar space over stories of “demeaning the Holy Quran” at a Puja Mandap, reported Each day Star.

The spiritual extremists began dashing to the Mandap space round 9 am after a video went viral on social media. Members of regulation enforcement businesses arrived inside a really brief time on the mandap the place Hindu devotees had been celebrating Durga Puja, mentioned police.

To quell the state of affairs, the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police within the district held a gathering with the native Hindu neighborhood and others round 10 am, reported the Each day Star.

By then, a number of teams underneath banners of various Muslim spiritual organisations gathered in Nanua Dighirpar. Because the assembly was ongoing, the mob attacked the mandap round 10:30 am, mentioned locals and police, reported Each day Star. Police and administration sources confirmed three incidents of assault in Banshkhali`s Chambal space, Kali Mandir municipality and Karnaphuli upazila.

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In Kurigram`s Ulipur upazila, a number of temples had been vandalised and one was even set on fireplace.

Authorities imposed Part 144 in Hajiganj following the violence and deployed eight platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) to revive regulation and order state of affairs.

The administration in Chattogram deployed eight BGB platoons in six upazilas of the district final evening, after a number of temples of the Hindu neighborhood had been reportedly attacked in Banshkhali and Karnaphuli upazilas, reported Each day Star.

Sources on the native administration mentioned two platoons of BGB troops have been deployed in Hathazari and Banshkhali upazilas every, one every in Patiya, Sitakunda, Fatikchhari and Chandanish upazilas of the district.

In the meantime, Awami League Basic Secretary Obaidul Quader has warned that these concerned within the Cumilla incident shall be dropped at justice and no offender shall be spared.

“It`s an act of an evil communal force, and those who attack Hindu temples won`t be spared either, even if they belong to any party,” Obaidul Quader mentioned whereas addressing the Mahastami (eighth day) of Durga Puja at KIB premises within the capital on Wednesday night.

He mentioned a united resistance needs to be constructed towards those that need to destroy the communal concord within the nation earlier than the nationwide election, reported Dhaka Tribune.

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