Miscreants attack Hindu temples in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Miscreants attacked at least four Hindu temples, some shops and households belonging to the minority community in Bangladesh’s Khulna district, prompting police to arrest 10 people and beef up security in the area, according to a media report.

The incident took place at Shiali village in Rupsha Upazila following a heated altercation between Hindu and Muslim residents last weekend, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

According to local residents and victims, the miscreants first attacked the Shiali Mahasmashan temple. They vandalized the idols in the temple and the crematorium.

From there, they went to the Shiali Purbapara area, where they vandalized the idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in Hari Mandir, Durga Mandir, and the Govinda Mandir, the report said.

Some local residents claimed the attackers were from neighboring Sheikhpura, Bamandanga, and Chadpur areas. But their identities could not be confirmed.

Additional police forces were deployed in the area to maintain law and order as tension rose following the attacks, said Rupsha police station Officer-in-Charge Sardar Mosharraf Hossain.

Temple attacked by Pak mob returned to Hindus after repairs

New Delhi: A Hindu temple that was badly damaged last week by an angry crowd in central Pakistan was handed over to the Hindu community following repairs to the structure, a government official said.

The development comes five days after a group of Muslims attacked the temple in Bhong, a town in eastern Punjab province, damaging statues and burning down the temple’s main door.

They were angry that a court granted bail to an 8-year-old Hindu boy who allegedly desecrated a local religious school.

District administrator Khurram Shahzad said local Hindus will soon resume worship at the temple.

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