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Atrocities on minorities in Bangladesh at a glance: November-2016 November-01:
Published: 07:38 AM 27-12-2016 Update: 07:38 AM 27-12-2016
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Miscreants set on fire at Hindu headmaster;s house on Saturday night. The saddest incident took place at Baniboho union under Rajbari Sadar Upazila. Uttam Kumar Das, a headmaster of Adadapuniya Union High School who is the victim in this incident. He filed a case in Rajbari Sadar police station on Sunday evening against unknown persons accused in the case


A pack of young people has vandalized a Hindu sanctuary and close-by houses in Gopalganj, police have said.

Aminul Islam, as indicated by the area ASP (Circle) the vandalism happened at the neighborhood Ragnathpur Kotabarhi at Sharbajanin Durga Temple.

It harmonized with Monday's Brahmanbaria assaults on Hindu sanctuaries and homes, he included.

The sanctuary advisory group's General Secretary Ripan Biswas said a few ladies were badgering by young fellows on Monday on their path home from a social program observing Kali Puja at the neighborhood elementary school on Monday night.

November-02: Though we are helpless poor, live on fishing, don't bother anyone, they attack our houses with sticks and weapons at broad daylight, looted, didn't leave the girls also remain untouched, beat them, they tried to grab forcefully like the bandits the land on which we a have been living for years. Can't we live? we are here to you(Journalists) after being helpless. We want justice to PM.

Karuna Biswas, a 65 yr old lady burst into tears saying many more things like that at a press conferrence arranged Bagerhat press club on Saturday. Many other people along with her husband 75 yr old Sadananda Malo(Biswas), Archana Biswas(63), and her disabled son Sumant Biswas(38) also crying sitting beside her.


A 10-year-old young lady has purportedly been raped in Savar on the edges of the capital.

The presumed attacker was recognized by the young lady as unknown person, an adolescent who used to visit her family now and then, her mom, a housemaid, told columnists at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.


Idols destroyed in Jessore, Bagura, Faridpur attacking three temples. Two miscreants handed over to the police after public beating at Jessore.

Priest Sadhan Kumar Pal was reciting Gita at Sarbajanin Kali Temple at Dharmatala area on 10 pm, 2nd November.

That moment some miscreants lead by Shamim and Jasim tried to snatch the GIta from the priest. When priest tried to hinder them they start to destroy the idols of the goddess.

November-04: Three fresh attacks at Jessore Bagura and Faridpur Hindu temples have been launched by fanatic Islamists in the morning. Of these, at Jessore- local Hindus have arrested the hooligans- gave them a public thrashing and have handed over to the Police.

On 2nd Nov at around 10 pm in the night at Jessore’s Kali temple pandit Sadhan Kumar Pal was reading the sacred Bhagwaad Geeta, when the attack took place. A group of Islamic zealots led by two fanatics namely Shamim and Jasim attacked the temple and tried to snatch the Bhagwaad Geeta from the priest initially. When resisted by priest Pal, they start abruptly the sacred idols of Radha Krishna, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. Hearing the commotion- Locals started assembling towards the temple premises and catch hold of the miscreants. After a sound beating this time, Shamim and Jasim were handed over to the Police by the angry mob.


A Hindu sanctuary in Netrokona has been vandalized in the midst of a spate of assaults on Hindu homes and sanctuaries crosswise over Bangladesh in the previous few days.

Police kept a man amid the assault on the sanctuary at the town's Satpai neighborhood at an opportune time Saturday morning.

The man grabbed has been recognized as 40-year-old Sumon Islam, from Narsingdi.


 Hoodlums set fire to a sanctuary and vandalized an icon of Kali in Pokati Paschimpara town of Thakurgaon Sadar upazila early yesterday.

Chakra Mahon, president of the sanctuary board, said aficionados left the sanctuary around midnight subsequent to performing hari-kirtan (Hindu religious melody), reports our Thakurgaon reporter.


Police yesterday captured a recently chose union parishad administrator for a situation recorded regarding assaults on two sanctuaries in Nargun union of Sadar upazila.

The arrestee is Poigam Ali, administrator of Nargun union.


Six days into the assault on Hindu sanctuaries and houses in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria, police recouped an icon of Goddess Laxmi from a mosque in the upazila.

Following up on a tip-off, a group of police recouped the symbol from the mosque at Bitui town, Officer-in-Charge of Nasirnagar Police Station Abu Zafar told reporter.

Police speculate this could be one of the icons stolen on October 30 amid the assault on five Hindu sanctuaries that left 100 individuals harmed.


Five days after the synchronized attack on the Hindus in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar, five Hindu homes were burnt there in the small hours yesterday, spreading alarm among the officially unnerved minority group.

The pyro-crime assault by obscure individuals saw six structures burned to the ground, including cowsheds and kitchens appended to Hindu homes in Banikpara, Akhrapara, Thakurpara, and Hashpatalpara in Nasirnagar somewhere around 3:00am and 4:00am, the neighborhood organization said.


Following a series of Hindu temple breaking episodes in Bangladesh in the last few days- a recent addition has been 5th November (today’s) attack on Dhaka’s Netrokona Municipality’s Satpai Ekta Sangh Kali Temple.


Two more Hindu sanctuaries went under assault in Sirajganj and Jhalakathi yesterday, raising the quantity of such occurrences to 10 since the assaults on the minority group in Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar on October 30.

Such assaults are as yet occurring in spite of the administration's order on the organization and police the nation over to take measures to ensure the minority group.


Banaripara police in Barisal captured a man, Babul Howlader, for vandalizing symbols of goddess Durga and different gods at a sanctuary in Banaripara Bazar on Thursday.

Ziaul Ahsan, officer responsible for Banaripara Police Station, said Babul was captured from his home at the upazila's Narottampur town.


Obscure hoodlums vandalized a symbol of goddess Durga and plundered assets from a sanctuary in Chittagong's Hathazari upazila.

The hoodlums plundered gold gems and money from the sanctuary's vault, said Rimon Muhuri, general secretary of Hathazari upazila Puja Udjapon Committee.

Additionally on October 31, a gathering of 50 crooks assaulted a Kali sanctuary and a Shree Chaitanya sanctuary in Sunamganj under the affection that a few Hindus set off sparklers close to a mosque that night.

They, be that as it may, couldn't enter the sanctuaries as those were bolted.


A tenples assets have been looted claiming personal assets. There was a coplain that idols and others things of the temple taken away.

Local Hindu community peoples told that they has been worshipping in the temple for hundreds of years. But last night suddenly some people demanded this asset as their personal asset and they vandalised the idols and looted other things used in worshiping Police have already arrested one named Giyas Uddin.


Betel leaf development is the main wellspring of wage of the indigenous Khasi individuals in the area; however a few offenders have begun pulverizing the betel leaf plants as of late.

Hoodlums chop down 150 betel leaf trees in Muroicherra punjee range under Kulaura upazila of the region on November 4. They felled more than 200 betel leaf trees at Islacherra punjee on October 31.

Headman of the Islacherra punjee Akriman Pathmi said hoodlums cut two hundreds betel plants in his punjee.


It's a Vairaba Temple at Raut village, in Kanaighat upzilla of Syhlet district.

There is a ideas that the temple is standing here for thousands of years, when British ruled here. There is a carol program Only during Paus Sangkranti in a year, besides that candles lighted in every evening.


One more house set on fire at Nasirnagar again. At Sunday very late night sanctuary of Chottu Lal Das a hindu minority of Jagannath Nath temple attached dweller of upzilla sadar, sets on fire. Five fishing net burned stored in the house.

Confirming the incident, Kajole Jyoti Dutta, president and Haripada Podder, GS, upzila puja udzapan parisad told that local people along with the law enforcers were gurding the area like others day.But at the dawn people went to their house after finishing watching, and on that time someone set fire on a house where no one lives.


After assault on sanctuaries and Hindu houses in Brahmanbarhia's Nasirnagar, a Hindu angler's home has been assaulted at an opportune time Sunday.

Police said Chhottu Lal Das' home at Paschimparha close to the Nasirnagar town was assaulted around 4am.


The fate of South Asian Bangladeshi Hindus- a synonymous ‘cursed’ identity in modern world, has really been a miserable race for the last four to five decades in the global canvas. A race, once affluent and known for their unparalleled contribution towards arts culture and science, have been roaming haplessly and helplessly now around the globe in search of the bare minimum necessities for life – a fate, they have been experiencing for no fault of theirs but their identity and religion.

The Islamic Republic of Bangladesh, a country though with an official democratic and republic constitution, has been witnessing a greater influence of an Islamic Autonomy, more than ever in the recent years in its political scenario. The consequences are brutal, with the religious minorities being the targeted victims at the receiving end. The last decade has been witnessing some of the most pernicious and catastrophic wrath of the Islamists being ventilated upon these religious minorities with political economic or orthodox religious interests being the usual factors behind architecting such brutish assaults.


A 40 kg weight, 150 yr old Shiva idol has been stolen by cutting grill of the temple.

Sunday, 13 Nov., at about 9.30 p.m a group of thief stole the Shiva idol from Mahajon Bari Shiva Temple of Akubdandi village in Popdiya union under Boalkhali thana.


A Hindu house went under a pyromania assault for the second time last night at Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria in the midst of an overwhelming nearness of police and individuals from the Border Guard Bangladesh and Rapid Action Battalion.

Unidentified individuals set fire to the cowshed at the place of Anjan Dev at Datta Para of the sadar union around 6:00pm, said Superintendent of Brahmanbaria Police Mizanur Rahman.

Prior on November 5, the home of Anjan, bad habit administrator of Nasirnagar sadar upazila, was assaulted.


More than 300 students, for the most part of Dhaka University (DU), yesterday again hindered the capital's Shahbagh crossing point dissenting the late assaults on Hindus and emphasizing their interest for Fisheries and Livestock Minister Muhammed Sayedul Hoque's abdication for his "provocative remarks".

Amid the around two-hour challenge since 11:00am which ended activity on nearby streets, they likewise reported to give help by walking to Brahmanbaria's Nasirnagar from Teacher-Student Center on Friday beginning 8:00am.


Among all the plain land indigenous groups in Bangladesh, the Santals have lost their property most, says a book by a specialist.

Amid their last three eras, around four lakh Santals lost more than three lakh bighas (116,400 sections of land) of land. The properties are worth Tk 5,114 crore at 2014 costs, says Prof Abul Barkat in the book, titled "Political Economy of Unpeopling of Indigenous Peoples: The Case of Bangladesh".

The book in light of the studies on ten indigenous groups living on the plain land, has not been propelled yet.


Some miscreants attacked Goddess Kali temple and made collision at Baracalastha of Jhalokathi city at the time of worshiping over land dispute.

On Wednesday at night 11pm at least 10 people were injured of both sides in the incident, with police and idols also have been vandalized.

Hindu community Protested and blocked Kalibari road of the city and demanded justice against the miscreants and they also demanded arrest of attackers and trial, at a press conference in the morning


The incident of idols vandalizing of Radha-Gvinda temple is occurred by some miscreants. The incident took place at Madhupur Radha Govinda temple under Badarganj upazula of Rangpur district on Monday night.


Miscreants set ablaze in the house of Akhauraya after attacks on Hindus in Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria. The incident took place at Nipendra Bhowmick’s house at Nayamura village under Maniyanda union of district Brahmanbaria on Friday midnight. All the vessels of the house were gutted by fire.


Jatena Paul, Malai Paul and Hema Paul all of three brothers sowed wheat 15 acres of land in the village Goyaltuli under upazila Baliadangi on Friday.

Saturday afternoon, some of the land grabber making team of the same area captured forcefully that land and destructed of the wheat field. When the victims Jaten Paul and his brothers’ opposed against miscreants at the wheat field at that time, opponent party attacked on land owners of the field with sharp weapons. 7 people were injured in the two sides. 3 injured have been admitted in Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital and 4 injured have been sent into Baliadangi Health Complex.


Miscreants set on fire at Suryatara Temple’s shelter project of landless people. The incident took place at Dhaka South Keranigonj on Monady night. Police arrested three of them Mehdi Islam, the Akhand and Zakir for questioning over the incident.


Some unknown miscreants set on fire at Temple. In this incident extensive damage of the Temple has been occurred. The incident of firing took place at Boro Bari Temple of Bulla village under Madhabpur upazila of district Habiganj on Sundy midnight. On hearing the news Madhabpur fore Brigade rushed to the spot and doused the fire.


This time unknown miscreants attacked and vandalized more than 5 Temples and idols in Rajbari distrct. These Temples are family owned. The incident of attacking Temples took place at Char Kachranda village, Chhotobhakla union under Goyalanda upazila of the same district.



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