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Upananda Brahmachari | Dhaka | 23-24 March 2013:: The post Shahbag experiences for Bangladeshi Hindus are dreadful than ever. Death sentence to BD Liberation War Criminal Delwar Hossain Sayedee by International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh has put the last nail to the coffin of the Hindu future in Bangladesh.
With the land grabbing from Hindus, looting Hindu property and wealth, raping – molesting Hindu women and minor girls, torching Hindu houses, instilling terror to the hearts of minority Hindus of Bangladesh, a new Jihad of Iconoclasts is seen obviously to uproot the Hindu culture and tradition from Bangladesh through rampant destruction of Hindu Temples, Ashrams and Mutths in rural and urban Bangladesh.
In everyday news papers in Bangladesh, the news of torching Hindu Temples, desecration of Hindu holy places, breaking of Hindu deities, looting temple wealth are being published as a common feature, but the news of arresting the Muslim perpetrators are absent anyway. The Jamaat-e-Islami of Bangladesh are conducting this type of nasty Jihad of Iconoclasts only to end up the Hindu rituals and faith from the soil of Bangladesh. The Islamists in Bangladesh have taken a vow to ‘Kaffir free- Hinduless Bangladesh’ before Sayedee is hanged unto death.
As per report published in The Daily Star, Religious bigots vandalised five more Hindu temples and torched idols in Bogra and Bagerhat just on 19th March.
‘In Bogra, they damaged at least eight idols in four temples at Sonaray and Rameshwarpur unions of Gabtoli upazila.
In the morning, locals found the idols in the temples vandalised.
Shishir Karmakar of Rameshwarpur said local Hindus were worried about the attacks.
Bogra deputy commissioner, police super, local AL leaders and minority community leaders visited the affected temples.The Hindus did not disclose the names of the attackers for lack of security, AH Azam Khan, president of Gabtoli upazila unit Awami League, told The Daily Star.
Two cases were filed with Gabtoli Police Station in this connection.
Incensed at the attacks on temples, locals in Sonaray and Rameshwarpur unions brought out protest processions.
Contacted, Gabtoli Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Monira Sultana said financial support would be provided to the authorities of the affected temples to repair the damaged temples.
A correspondent from Bagerhat adds : Religious fanatics damaged and torched several idols of Dakkhin Para Sarbojonin Durga Mandir in Uttar Gopalpur village under Kachua upazila early yesterday.
Quoting witnesses, president of the temple committee Pulin Bihari Paik said a gang of fanatics entered the temple around 4:00am; damaged several idols and set the temple afire.
Seeing the flames at the temple, locals rushed to the scene and doused the fire.
Neither the temple committee nor police could identify the attackers.
Kachua UNO Md Ashraful Islam visited the temple in the morning.
Meanwhile, around 120 people were sued in Khulna city on Tuesday night on charges of vandalising and torching temples, shops and houses of Hindus in Banikpara Pabla area under Daulatpur Police Station, reports our Khulna correspondent.
Police also picked up five people in this connection from different parts of the city around midnight Tuesday.
The detainees are Shahidul, 23, Limon, 18, Halim, 22, Shahabuddin, 40, and Shamim, 25.
Tilok Goswami, general secretary of Banikpara Pabla Sarbojonin Kalibari Mandir committee, filed the case, said Daulatpur police.
Earlier, police had arrested Humayun Kabir, 26, and Arman, 28, in connection with the arson attacks. The two were sent to jail through a local court.
On Monday night (18 March 2013), religious bigots ransacked and torched Banikpara Pabla Sarbojonin Kalibari Mandir, Gachtala Temple and over 50 houses and shops of Hindus in the city.
Over 31 temples, hundreds of houses and shops of Hindu minorities have been ransacked, torched and looted across the country since the International Crimes Tribunal-1 on February 28 sentenced Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee to death for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971′.
As illustrated by the correspondent in The Daily Star about the fresh attack upon Hindus and Hindu Temples, it goes further.
Yet again religious fanatics have attacked temples, houses and shops of Hindus in four districts as reported in The Daily Star on 22 March 2013.
‘Since Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee was handed down a death sentence in a war crimes case on February 28, more than 26 temples, 175 houses and dozens of shops of the minorities across the country have been vandalised, torched and looted.
Basudev Dhar, president of Greater Dhaka Puja Committee, yesterday aid these communal attacks were demoralising many Hindu families.
“The worst pain for the victims comes when they are left alone after such attacks,” he said. “The leaders and members of parliament have not stood by the Hindus the way they should have.”
“In the past,” he added, “we have resisted such attacks together.”
In Khulna, over 150 people equipped with iron rods and other lethal weapons attacked Banikpara Pabla Sarbojonin Kalibari Mandir around 9:00pm Monday.
When the rioters stormed the temple, some devotees already had gathered there for prayers. The assault left a person named Khokon injured.
The rioters also attacked Gachtala temple. Over 50 Hindu homes and shops adjacent to the two temples were vandalised and torched.
According to locals, law enforcers did not come on time to prevent the attacks.
Khulna Puja Udjapon Parishad held a protest rally in front of Banikpara Pabla Temple yesterday afternoon.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two people, Humayun Kabir, 26, and Arman, 18, in this connection, said ASI Anwar Hossain of Daulatpur Police Station. The identities of the arrestees could not be known immediately.
In Netrakona, rioters vandalised Hari Mandir in Bobahala village under sadar upazila, damaging seven idols.
Temple priest Mithun Chand, said, “I returned home around 11:00pm [Monday] keeping the Mandir under lock and key.
“The next morning, I found the temple vandalised.”
Also on Monday night, vandals damaged four idols of Hindu goddesses at Kripamoyee Kali Mandir under Sripur upazila in Gazipur.
Amir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sripur Police Station, said, “The temple, situated on the premises of the house of schoolteacher Shupendru Chandra Das, was vandalised sometime at night. The attackers took away the heads of the deities.”
In Rangpur, the house of Nilkanta Roy in Itakumary union of Pirgachha upazila was torched around 2:00am yesterday. Nilkanta said the estimated loss could be around Tk 2 lakh.
Jashidul Haque, Chairman of Itakumary Union Parishad, said, “Miscreants set fire to the house with a view to destroying communal harmony in the area.”
As per latest news at latest At least 15 Hindus were injured in a hate attack on their neighbourhood in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat on Thursday night on 22 March 2013.
The victims, including a freedom fighter and three women, were admitted to Hatibandha upazila health complex.
Police said a gang of 10 went to the house of freedom fighter Amulya Chandra Roy, 62, around 9:00pm and started beating him indiscriminately, reported our Chapainawabganj correspondent.
As family members and neighbours went to his rescue, they too were beaten up. The attackers fled the scene quickly. None of the victims or community leaders would say anything about the attackers.
Speaking in return for anonymity, some locals said the neighbourhood is surrounded by Jamaat strongholds and that Jamaat-Shibir men might have a hand in the attack.
Abu Bakkar Siddique Shyamol, an aide to State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Motahar Hossain, who is also the local lawmaker, said the anti-Liberation forces might have been behind the attack to create panic among the Hindus.
The local unit of the Awami League would bear the medical expenses of those injured, he added.
Tapos Kumar Sarker, officer-in-charge of Hatibandha Police Station, told The Daily Star that the police had already started probing the incident.
Meanwhile in Gazipur, religious fanatics set fire to a temple in Keshurita Maddhyapara yesterday, damaging four idols, reported a correspondent from the district.
The attackers set Keshurita Maddhyapara Shree Shree Laxmimata temple on fire around 3:00am. Seeing the flames, locals rushed to the scene and doused the blaze.
Gazipur Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Fouzia Rahman has visited the spot.
SM Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Joydevpur Police Station, said they were looking into the matter’.
The reports are never-ending in nature, but the Secular intellectuals in Bharat (India) and specially in West Bengal do not care for the plight of Bangladeshi Hindus anyway, but they are so vocal to exercise the Minority Rights (Read Muslim Rights) in everywhere in West Bengal and throughout India.
Whenever, such intellectual maroons see these reports, they claim these as concocted. For their kind information, it is authenticated that the above materials are taken from pure Bangladeshi source of reputed news papers and very few incidents actually got chance to be reported in the broad day light.
Buddhist people and Buddhist shrines and Temples are not scared from this Islamic Attack on minorities in Bangladesh in recent times.
A reputed Bengali newspaper in Bangladesh, ‘Prothom Alo‘ has published the horrible account of the torture upon the minority Hindus in the pot Shahbag period. The accounts include the attack upon 319 Hindu temples, Hindu house-holds and shops. This reflection of the plight of BD Hindus in newspaper is more than true though partial.
As per source in Bangladesh, so far thousand small, medium and big temples in Bangladesh has been desecrated, torched, looted and vandalized including the pleasurable and pious Islamic game of destroying Hindu Gods and Goddesses in temples and Hindu homes. This is also a part of Jihad. You can call it a ‘Jihad of Iconoclasts’.
Courtesy: The Daily Star | HJS | Prothom Alo | BD News 24.Com | Agencies.