Bangladesh FM condemns Jamaat-e-Islami attacks on minority Hindus in Bangladesh

   Mar 3, 7:26 pm

Dhaka, Mar. 3 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Sunday condemned reports of Jamaat-e-Islami activists attacking minority Hindus and their temples in different parts of the country.

"It is unfortunate and deplorable. The (Bangladesh) government will not tolerate any attempt to destabilize the country, or allow any breach of communal harmony," Moni said on the sidelines of her meeting with visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

Bangladesh media has reported over the past couple of days that activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami have attacked at least six temples and several houses of Hindus in Noakhali District's Begumganj area.

The attacks on Hindus were carried out shortly after Jamaat executive council member Delwar Hossain Sayedee was sentenced to death for his role in perpetrating war crimes during the 1971 war for independence.

Leaders and activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir have been taking out processions in Begumganj's Rajganj Bazar.

The bdnews.com web site quoted Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the Begumganj circle, Mahbub Alam Khan, as saying that the attacks were carried out from that procession and the Hindu temples at Rajganj Bazar, Thakur Barhi and Bainnabarhi areas were vandalised.

The attackers also set the residences of Bhuiyan and Banik families on fire, leaving six people injured.

There are also reports that activists of the Jamaat clashed with police in Noakhali town following the verdict.

Shibir activists detonated several crude bombs at that time.

At least 12 buses have been vandalised and another four torched at the Al-Amin Bus Depot at Dattar Haat.

Reports said that the police had to fire at least a hundred rounds of ammunition from their shotguns to bring the situation under control.

Houses and business in Gaibandha, Chittagong, Rangpur, Sylhet and Rajganj have also faced the attacks of the Jamaat and the Chhatra Shibir. By Ravi Khandelwal(ANI)

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