Kolkata: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has condemned the vandalism at an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh recently. Protests and candlelight vigils are being held across the globe.
Now, ISKCON centres in nearly 150 nations will hold one-day protest and prayer meetings on October 23, Radharamn Das, vice-president of the Kolkata centre was quoted as having said.
Followers and devotees at these centres will pray for the victims and protest against the vandalism that left a devotee dead in Bangladesh.
The attack by a mob had taken place at the temple in Noakhali area of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had condemned the incident and said that the perpetrators would be hunted down and punished.
“The worldwide devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent series of violent events directed against the Hindu community, including our own ISKCON temples,” Co-Director of Mayapur centre, Vrajavilas Dasa, had said in a statement.
“Between Oct 13 and 15 many temples, shops, and homes were attacked. Temples and private properties were vandalised, set on fire and destroyed, and we lost two of our dear devotees. We express our gratitude for the recent statements of support for the Hindu community by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina,” he added.
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