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Hindu temple in Dinajpur, Bangladesh, desecrated

April 14, 2012 : Hindus in, Komolpur, Dinajpur district, Bangladesh, worshipped at the Narayan Thakur Durga temple until it was destroyed in the 1971 War of Liberation by Islamic extremists.

Local Hindus had recently decided to rebuild the temple, using bamboo and tin. “When construction work of the temple started” on March 12, says Bangladesh Minority Report (BMR), “Mohammad Abarul, Member of the 10, Komolpur Union trespassed into temple” and threw “away the Hindu deities” inside.

BMR reports that the next day, “at about 7 o’clock in the morning [the] perpetrators […] entered into the temple with deadly weapons and demolished the temple haphazardly causing severe loss.” BMR says that about 80,000 Taka’s ($9,000 US) worth of damage was done to the premises.

A delegation from BMR visited the Narayan thakur Durga Temple on April 2. They found that some of the land, allocated for the Hindu deities, “were forcefully occupied by local Muslim perpetrators.” BMR also reports that the delegation saw “a demolished Hindu deity.”

 

Source : http://www.peopleofshambhala.com/2012/04/hindu-temple-in-dinajpur-bangladesh.html

 

 

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