New Delhi: India on Thursday (October 14) termed the stories of violence in Bangladesh throughout Durga Puja “disturbing” and stated the Indian Excessive Fee together with the consulates are in shut contact with the federal government and native authorities.
Talking at a weekly media briefing right here, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated New Delhi has famous the immediate motion of the Bangladesh authorities to make sure the management of the scenario. Communal violence broke out in a number of locations in Bangladesh on Wednesday after information broke on social media concerning the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran at a Durga Puja venue on the financial institution of Nanuar Dighi. A number of incidents of vandalism at Durga Puja pandals have been reported.
“We have seen disturbing reports of untoward incidents, involving attacks on a religious gathering in Bangladesh. We note the government of Bangladesh has reacted promptly to ensure the control of the situation including deployment of law enforcement machinery,” Bagchi stated, when requested about India`s response to the incident.
“We also understand the ongoing festive celebration of Durga puja continues with the support of the government of Bangladesh agencies and a large section of the public. Our high commission and our consulates are in close contact with government and other authorities and at the local level,” he added.
At the very least three folks have been killed and 60 injured together with journalists, police and customary folks, within the communal violence throughout Durga Puja celebrations in Chandpur`s Hajiganj Upazila. The incident occurred on Wednesday when the Hindu devotees have been celebrating Durga Puja, the best non secular competition of the Hindu neighborhood in Bangladesh, reported Dhaka Tribune.
Earlier in Cumilla, at the very least 50 folks have been injured as a gaggle of non secular extremists clashed with regulation enforcers within the Nanua Dighirpar space over stories of “demeaning the Holy Quran” at a Puja Mandap, reported Every day Star. In the meantime, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a troublesome warning, saying anybody concerned within the assaults on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues in Cumilla is not going to be spared. “The incidents in Cumilla are being investigated. Nobody will be spared. It doesn`t matter which religion they belong to,” she stated whereas exchanging greetings with folks of the Hindu neighborhood on the event of Durga Puja on Thursday.