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Peaceful Hindus last year on 23.11.2008 went to cremate Hindu dead bodies at their cremation ground situated at Mukunda Patty Baneswardee Area at Nagarkanda Upazila of Faridpur District. But they had been intercepted by some Muslim perpetrators. As a result Hindus lodged general diary entry number 875 dated 23.11.2008 at Nagarkanda police station apprehending danger in future.
But again on 26.01.2009 at about 9.30 a.m. the perpetrators namely:-
1) Sheikh Serajul (60) son of late Sheikh Abdus Sattar, 2) Showkat Sheikh (40) , 3) Yead Ali Sheik (35) sons of both Sheikh Serajul, 4) Asad Sheikh (18) son of Showkat Sheikh, 5) Sahadat Sheikh (45), 6) Wadud Sheikh (40), 7) Sarwar Sheikh (35), all of late Sattar Sheikh and *8) Mintu Mollah (40) son of late Amjad Mollah and more 15 to 20 persons of the same locality armed with country-made weapons attacked Hindu temple and their cremation ground.
The perpetrators also with intent to destroy the temple and cremation ground set fire on the Kali temple and destroyed the deity- Ma Kali. As a result of burning the deity Ma Kali burnt into ashes substantially. The cost of temple burnt with other belongings would be around Taka 50,000/-. When the fire broke spread out in the locality the Hindu communities came forward for protection of their temple and deities, but in the meantime their temple and deities burnt to ashes and the perpetrators escaped.
Devotees -Monoranjan Biswas, Sawpan Kumar Mondal, Nani Gopal Biswas, Jagadish Mondal instantly informed the matter to local Chairman Khaondakar Ohidul Bari Alam who visited the spot and he tried to console Hindus.
Monoranjan Biswas being complainant of the case lodged F.I.R. at Nagarkanda police station on 27.01.2009 against those perpetrators under section 295/297/436 of Bangladesh penal code which was registered as case No. 20 dated 27.1.09.
Perpetrators surrendered before the court of Sessions Judge, Faridpur and the court granted them ad interim bail on 10.08.2009.
It is also alleged that after getting bail from the court the perpetrators again intimidating the Hindus to withdraw the case.
The matter has been reported in different news papers of Bangladesh.
A copy of F.I.R., picture of the burnt deity Ma Kali and its temple are attached herewith.
Bangladesh Minority Watch contacted with the respective Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police today on this matter. They informed me that the case has been proved and police has already submitted charge sheet against the perpetators and the matter is pending in the court of Sessions Judge,Faridpur.
Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) also decided to investigate the matter at the spot. Sri Rabindranath Ghosh, Senior Advocate of Bangladesh takes the task on behalf of persecuted minority Hindus as repots came in. Reports of hindu persecution of Bangladesh mae be watched in the acclaimed site : www.bdmw.org
Another report of temple destruction and Hindu land grabbing in Bangladesh came through the above source :
Hindu protesters assembled in front of a Old Hindu Temple targeted by Bangla Talibans.
********Protest against demolition of structure and forceful occupation of Hindu Temple and its properties situated at Hatbaria of Jhenaidaha District of Bangladesh (The Daily Sangbad dated 24th November, 2009)********************
BDMW Correspondent from Jhenaidaha:
Structures of two hundred years old houses of worship for Hindu community situated at Hatbaria of Jhenaidaha district demolished by some powerful perpetrators. On last Sunday morning perpetrators partially demolished the religious places ( Kali Mandir ) and brought 8 to 10 trucks of dust and soil to occupy those lands.
Rishi Hindu community protested this desecration of their religious places at Hatbaria.
Yesterday from Monday last hundreds of Rishi community irrespective of men and women assembled in front of their religious place. In this connection agitation, procession in favour of their religious rights continued in the street in protest of forceful occupation of religious places and temple thereon. The agitated procession centred round at the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Jhenaidaha.
Later on a group of Rish Community leaded by Khagendra Nath Das, Bidyut Kumar Das, Dulal Das, Kalipada Das and others submitted a Memorandum to Sheikh Rafiqul Islam – Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jhenaidaha with an appeal for speedy remedy.
In the said Memorandum they alleged that since two hundred years Rishi Community had been worshiping in this “Ganga Tala Kali Mandir” situated at Hatbaria. But on last Sunday on 22.11.09 morning some powerful perpetrators under the leadership of Bakul Munshi the said temple was desecrated and demolished. Perpetrators also brought 8 to 10 trucks of sands for forceful occupation of this religious place.
The Rishi communities on each occasion celebrate daily Seva Puja such as Ganga Puja,, Chaitra Shankranti etc. on this religious place.
Mr.Matiar Rahman – Officer-in-Charge of Jhenaidaha police station informed that he heard this news and he will look into the matter and investigate incident.
Bangladesh Minority Watch communicated with Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police, Jhenaidaha over telephone, they informed BDMW Dhaka that the incident took place is not an incident of religious persecution or an attempt to defame Goddess, it was an accident and it would be amicably settled very soon.
Ms.Roma Rani Roy – Deputy Commissioner of Jhenaidaha was contacted over her telephone cell no. +01715213041. Ms. Roma Rani Roy informed us that she got a Memorandum of appeal from Rishi Community and he would look into this appeal with sympathy.
I also communicated with the Superintendent of Police-Jhenaidaha asking him to take necessary steps for protection of religious rights of Rishi communities. He informed me that he would look into the matter.
I also talked with Mr.Matiar Rahman–Officer-in-Charge of Jhenaidaha police station and requested him to assisting me supplying the General diary entry made by police in connection with this unfortunate incident. Mr. Matiar Rahman became very angry and threatened me disconnecting his telephone line with angry mood. (+01713374192 ). I also informed this misbehaviour shown by Matiar Rahman to Superintendent of Police today.
In West Bengal the situations of Hindus are worst in many areas than their counterparts in Bangladesh as such oppressesion and onslaughts upon Hindus are suppressed by the Secular Press and pro-Muslim and anti-Hindu Political Parties. Hindus are unheard an not even permitted in the Police Stations. Nobody knows this.
*************Some reflections of the same came to us from a southern districts of West Bengal.**************************
As the Black Stone Shiva Symbols are desecrated and uprooted twice, the earthen symbols are worshiped now after the original shifted elsewhere. (Pic. Prokash Das.)
The sevayet ( trustee or manager) of the Shiva Temple, Madhusudan Nasker told the Bengal Spotlight that the situation of Hindus concerning the protection of the Temple is unbearable and nobody gives us justice. There is a case for the illegal occupation of temple land by Abdul Gazi Gani being M/C No. 12/96 in Diamond Harbour Civil Court but the proceedings are being hampered for the non-appearance of the land grabbers. It is believed that one of the illegal occupier of the temple land, Md Hanna Gazi has such a rapport in the system that all the papers frequently disappear from the court itself.
Madhusudan Nasker is standing upon the temple ground unlawfully occupied and domestically used by the Muslim zealots. (Pic. Prokash Das)
Madhusudan Babu reported the matter everywhere in Police and Administration including Human Rights Commission, but it yields no result so far. With a very ardent zeal and devotion Mr Nasker and his wife are striving for restore the dignity of this 80 years old Shiva temple where their forefathers worshiped there earlier.