Dhaka: An Iskcon temple in Bangladesh became the latest venue of vandalism among a series of attacks on Hindu temples and Durga puja pandals.
The attack by a mob took place at the temple in Noakhali area of Bangladesh on Friday, hours after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that those involved in the attacks on Hindu temples and Durga pandals would be hunted down and punished.
Confirming the attack, the Iskcon community posted a tweet that read, “Iskcon temple and devotees violently attacked in Noakhali, Bangladesh. Temple suffered significant damage & the condition of a devotee remains critical. We call on the Govt of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all Hindus & bring the perpetrators to justice.”
They also tagged Indian PM Narendra Modi in the tweet.
According to reports, at least four persons were killed in violence at Hindu temples. Subsequently, PM Hasina had ordered deployment of paramilitary forces in 22 districts to prevent any more violence.
“We are getting a lot of information and of course we will find out who is behind the provocation to destroy the communal harmony… strong action will be taken against those no matter which religion they belong to. I want to remind all; Bangladesh is a land of communal harmony. Here, people of all faiths will live together and will practice their own religion,” she had said.
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