Iskcon Temple Bangladesh Attacked

Iskcon Temple Bangladesh Attacked, Mob Attacks ISKCON Temple in Bangladesh’s Noakhali, Kills One, A mob of 200 people has allegedly attacked an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh’s Noakhali on Friday, 15 October.

Iskcon Temple Attacked – A mob of 200 people has allegedly attacked an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh’s Noakhali on Friday, 15 October.

According to the temple, the mob ‘violently attacked’ the temple and its devotees besides killing one of its members named Partha Das. The body of Das was reportedly found in a pond next to the temple.

Reporting the incident on Twitter, ISKCON temple also urged the Bangladesh government to immediately take action in this regard.

“ISKCON temple & devotees were violently attacked today by a mob 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,” the temple said in a tweet.

https://twitter.com/iskcon/status/1449029665578831873?

Background

The attack at the temple comes just a few days after similar incidents of communal attacks were reported across several Hindu temples in Bangladesh. The attacks began after there were reports that a Quran was allegedly desecrated at a Durga Puja pandal in Cumilla.

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Hours after PM’s warning, ISKCON temple vandalised in Bangladesh

Hours after PM's warning, ISKCON temple vandalised in Bangladesh
Hours after PM’s warning, ISKCON temple vandalised in Bangladesh

A few hours after Hindu temples were vandalised in Bangladesh, an ISKCON temple and the people inside it have also been attacked.

As per local reports, a mob attacked devotees at an ISKCON temple in in Noakhali area of Bangladesh on Friday.

The attack was confirmed by ISKCON community through a tweet from their official account.

“ISKCON temple & devotees were violently attacked today by a mob in Noakhali, Bangladesh. Temple suffered significant damage & the condition of a devotee remains critical,” ISKCON said in a tweet. “We call on the Govt of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all Hindus & bring the perpetrators to justice.”

This attack has come a few hours after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured the Hindu community that those who attacked Hindu temples will be hunted down.

Hours after PM's warning, ISKCON temple vandalised in Bangladesh
Hours after PM’s warning, ISKCON temple vandalised in Bangladesh

Iskcon Temple Bangladesh Attacked

She also assured the community that they have equal rights to celebrate their festivals and stressed that the community should treat Bangladesh as their home.

“You are considered as citizens of this country You live in equal rights You will enjoy equal rights. You will observe your religion and celebrate festivals with equal rights. That`s what we want. This is the real policy of our Bangladesh and our ideal. I urge you again never to think of yourself as a minority,” she said, while addressing Hindu community gathered at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka.

“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 added.

The situation has been a little tense lately due to some incidents in the country. Hindu temples were vandalised during Durga Puja celebrations, which led to murder of four people and several others were injured Iskcon Temple Attacked.

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