Bangladesh: Muslims vandalize Hindu temple, threaten to bomb it unless Hindus convert to Islam or move to India


 Threatening to hurl a bomb at the temple if Hindus did not stop worshiping idols or move to India.  Photo: Star

Criminals vandalised the idols of a Hindu temple at Bathania Chala of Kaliakoir in Gazipur late Tuesday night and left a note. Photo: Star 
Unidentified miscreants vandalised idols in a Hindu temple in Bathania Chala under Kaliakoir upazila of the district on Tuesday night.
 
Dilip Kumar, a member of Sarbojanin Temple Committee, said miscreants desecrated all the idols in the temple, including the Durga, Laxmi, Saraswati, Kartik, Ganesh and Asur.
All the damaged idols were dumped in a field near the temple. The thugs also left notes threatening the Hindus to stop worshipping idols or face bomb attacks.

Threatening to hurl a bomb at the temple if Hindus did not stop worshiping idols or move to India. Photo: Star  
General secretary of the temple committee Surja Mohan Sarker said they left the temple about 7:30pm on Tuesday night. But in the following morning they found that all the idols have been vandalised.

A case has been filed with Kaliakoir Police Station in this regard.

On February 10, miscreants damaged two idols at the house of Nepal Chandra Barman in Gachgari area of the upazila. Officer-in-Charge Muhammad Omar Faruk of Kaliakoir Police Station said the attack on the temple was a stray incident.













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