Miscreants vandalized idols of Hindu gods and goddesses at Rishipara Kali Temple under Sadar upazila of Shariatpur early yesterday. “Miscreants vandalized idols of goddesses Kali, Monosha and Sitola and gods Shiv and Hori. A worshiper found the disfigured idols in the early morning when he went to the temple. The miscreants also disconnected the temple’s electricity line,” said Ronjit Rishidas, general secretary of Rishipara Kali Temple Committee. “Our temple is situated in a very busy place beside the Dhaka-Shariatpur road. Palong Police Station is 300 metres from our temple, but the temple is not secure in such a place,” said Sunil Rishidas, president of the committee. “Just before our national election, this kind of incident makes us anxious,” said Mukul Chandra Roy, president of Shariatpur unit of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishid. “On information, we rushed to the place. We will try to arrest the perpetrators by checking the video footage of buildings in that area,” said Palong Police Station Officer-in-Charge Md Monirujjaman said. Md Iqbal Hossain, Awami League candidate of Shariatpur-1, Abdul Momen, Superintendent of Police and Kamrul Hasan Additional Superintendent of Police visited the place. The Daily Star online news portal published on 21/12/2018.
How much communal, disgusting and violent mentality people can drag Waz Mahfil and Islam religion related banners in the main gate of the Temple ! These are not the purpose of raising communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in the Bangladesh ! Can the Hindus of Bangladesh be able to pull such banners in the mosque or madrasa gate ? Look at the picture, the name of the Temple has been covered with the banner of Eid-E-Miladunnabi of Main Gate of Ramna Kali temple in Dhaka. Many of the Hindu community thinks that the government’s associate organization Awami Olama League or the government’s favorite organization Hefazat-e-Islam may have done this work. Because these two organizations have been giving provocative speeches against Hindus for a long time. Report by Nihar Ranjan Biswas
7 idols of two temples vandalized together in Gazipur District.The incident took place at Battala Kali Mandir and Radha Gobinda Mandir in Kawride Sonab village under the upazila on Sunday night. Pradip Chakraborty, priest of Kali temple, told to Samkal that, miscreants (Muslim) attacked and destroyed seven idols together of these temple at night. Shripur Police Station OC Jabedal Islam said, Police visited the site. Investigation is on going. গাজীপুরে দুটি মন্দিরের ৭ টি প্রতিমা ভাঙচুর। রোববার রাতে উপজেলার কাওরাইদ সোনাব গ্রামের বটতলা কালী মন্দির ও রাধা গোবিন্দ মন্দিরে এ ঘটনা ঘটে। কালী মন্দিরের পুরোহিত প্রদীপ চক্রবর্তী সমকালকে বলেন, দুর্বৃত্তরা রাতে হামলা চালিয়ে মন্দিরের সাতটি প্রতিমা ভাঙচুর করেছে। শ্রীপুর থানার ওসি জাবেদল ইসলাম বলেন, পুলিশ ঘটনাস্থল পরিদর্শন করেছে। ঘটনা তদন্ত করা হচ্ছে। Report by Nihar Ranjan Biswas
Two Durga Idols vandalized consecutive in Kurigram districts. Miscreants have vandalized Durga idols in Ulipur of Kurigram. In the same way two consecutive incidents of vandalism occurred in the same area. There is anger and panic among Hindu society of the area. The incident occurred on Sunday in the Narkel Bari of the municipality in Govinda Jui temple. It is known that an idol is made for Pooja at the Narkel Bari of the municipality in Govinda Jui temple on the occasion of upcoming Durga Puja. At around 4:00 am on Sunday, a group of miscreants entered the temple and vandalized the idol. At that time, three teenagers engage in guard in the temple were asleep. Subrar Sarkar (18), Mrinmoya Sarkar (16) and Sudarshan Sarker (18) said that while fleeing after the vandalization of the idols, the sleepers got lost due to the noise. The people of the area came forward to shout at us as they ran away. Then police visited the spot after receiving the news. On the other hand, on October 06, who or whos vandalized Shiva Murty at the Bakultala Durga Temple Of Narkel Bari. Within two days the vandalism of two temples in the same area, anger and panic among the Hindu society prevails. Nalini Kant Sarkar, general secretary of the Narkel Gobinda Jui temple said that, after seeing the gaurds screaming, they came to the temple and found that the idol was vandalized. Ulipur Police Station Officer-in-Charge Moazzem Hossain said, “We visited the site. Looking for research. Those or those involved in this event will be brought under the law. Law enforcement agencies are active. Locals seems that, If Law enforcement agencies are active, how has to be vandalized Idols one after another ? Report by – Nihar Ranjan Biswas
Vandalized Kali temple at Pirojpur, throwing the idol in the canal, detaining two, injured 3. The main culprit is local UP chairman Md. Shahidul Islam, legal affairs secretary of the district’s Awami League. There was a vandalism of a Kali Mandir in Panchpara Bazar of Sikdermalik Union of Pirojpur sadar upazila. On Saturday (October 6th) at around 1:30 am, miscreants launched the attack. They broke a Kali idol in the temple and demolished it and thrown in a canal. Police detained two culprits named Mohidul and Ahiduzzaman in the incident. The attackers broke the roofing sheet’s house, which house were inside the temple area. They also tried to cut the pillar of the temple with the device. At that time, the businessmen and locals tried to resist the attackers, then attackers launched attacked on them. In this attacks, three people were injured, their name Gourango Lal Majhi (55), Dilip Mridha (35) and Shukrunjan Mondal (36). At one stage, the attackers fled In the face of public resistance. Meanwhile, the businessmen and locals of the market protested against the vandalization of the temple and blocked the road by placing trees on the Pirojpur-Nazirpur road in Panchpara. Later in the morning, they withdrew the blockade in the intervention of the police administration. Siddharlalik Union Awami League President and Temple Committee president Subhash Chandra Mistri said that, a case is going on in the court. In this situation, the chairman of the union wants to grab the temple and break the temple. At around 1:30 am, a group of 50-60 people attacked the temple with a weapon and threw the idol and left it in the canal. Broke the brick knot on one side of the temple. The RCC Pillar is trying to cut through the machine. Miscreants have been looted by bricks of a trader, including 2500 bricks brought for the construction of the temple. He further said that, the locals were united to avoid the mischief by trying to prevent the miscreants from fleeing the temple. Pirojpur Sadar Police Station OC SM Ziaul Haque said, “Police have gone to the spot on the night after getting the news. Preparations for the case are underway in the police station. Two people were detained as suspects in the attack. Reported by: Nihar Ranjan Biswas.
A Durga Pratima has been vandalized at the sanyasi temple of the market area of Dumra Upazila under the Nilfamari District, which was prepared for upcoming Durga Worship. Who has broken Laxmi protima in the darkened of the night, no one can say. Thursday morning, local Hindu community peoples to see the broken protima of Laxmi then they informed Police. After inspecting the spot police said will be taken necessary action against the miscreants. Temple Committee president Biswanath Roy said this incident happened in the darkness of the night. We want justice. Hundreds of people rushed to the temple to find out. A complaint has been lodged at the Domer Police Station on behalf of the temple committee.
Set fire in Murthy (Idol) broke out the lock of the Temple of Satkhira. The miscreants broke the lock in the temple and set fire on seven Pratimas (Idols). At that time, they were stolen a Gopal Murthy. This incident happened at Radha Krishna temple in Waria village near of Jawdanga Bazar (market) on the outskirts of Sadar upazila on Friday. After this incident, there has been anger and panic among the local Hindu community. Obhraita Das Mohanta, Priest of Radha Krishna Temple, said that after finished the worship around 9:00 pm, he went to sleep at home after locking the temple door. Another Pujari (Priest) Ranjan Kumar Paul said that at around 5:30 am in the morning, he saw door lock of the Temple has broken. Later saw the inner doors were opened in the temple. After entering the Temple,seeing the bodies of the seven Idols including Shri Shri Jagannath Dev, Subhadra, Balaram, Radha-Krishna’s dress burnt in the fire. Then, he infromed the President and General Secretary of the Temple Committee. He said that, they had stolen the Gopal statue made of brass inside the temple. Seeing some of the burns stick of match near the idol, it seems that without any type of combustibles the dress was set on fire. President of the Waria Radha-Govinda Temple Committee, Mohan Kumar Ghosh and General Secretary Jagannath Paul said that, this temple was built on the 10 decimal land on 7th May in 1992. The worship has been going on as usual continue here from the built time of the Temple. It is not known who or who put fire in Murthy on Friday night. In this incident, Pujari Ranjan Paul will be filed a case on Saturday evening. On Saturday morning, at the Waria Radha-Krishna temple, was found to have been destroyed due to the burning s of the clothes worn in the temple. A partial cloth of a mirror was burnt. There are a few wooden sticks of match beside Murthy. A bakery beside the Temple named Satkhira Food has build up before three weeks. During build-up the boiler of the bakery, there was a arguments Shamim Hossain with the priest Ashoke Chakraborty, is a tenant of Nirmal Ghosh and Parimal Ghosh. There a woman has been working for four days before as cooking. Zakir Hossain of Kamarbesa village of Satkhira Sadar, Sabuj Hossain of Buima village of Kalaroa upazila was in charge of the night watchman. But at around 4:00 am in the morning before going to home after end of his duty, Sabuj Hossain said he did not see anything about the fire. Satkhira Police Super Sajjadur Rahman, Additional Superintendent of Police of the Sadar Circle Merina Akhter, Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mostafizur Rahman and Sadar Upazila Chairman and local leaders and workers visited the spot. Report by- Nihar Ranjan Biswas
Durga Pratima (Idol) vandalized by the Public representative Md. Babul Akter. Trying to save him from the crime to make a drug addicted person. জনপ্রতিনিধি বাবুল আক্তার কর্তৃক দূর্গা মূর্তি ভাংচুর। নেশাগ্রস্থ আখ্যা দিয়ে অপরাধ থেকে রেহাই দেওয়ার চেষ্টা। On the night of 21st September, he broke a Durga Protima prepared for worship at Durga Puja at Rishi’s house in Mirzapur Union, at that time local peoples of Hindu community caught him red-handed and give him mass beatings before handed him over the Police. It is known that, he is a member of Alamnagar Union Parishad of Gopalpur upazila of Tangail district. Now the question is that:- 1) How does a person with a intoxicant know the temple and the Protima (Idol) ? 2) Why do not know other religious places ? গতকাল ২১ শে সেপ্টেম্বর রাতে, সে মির্জাপুর ইউনিয়নের ঋষি বাড়িতে আসন্ন দূর্গা পূজার জন্য প্রস্তুতকৃত মূর্তিটি ভেঙ্গে ফেলে, এ সময় স্থানীয় হিন্দু সম্প্রদায়ের লোকজন তাকে হাতেনাতে ধরে গণপিটুনি দেয় এবং পরে পুলিশের নিকট হস্তান্তর করে। জানা গেছে যে, সে টাঙ্গাইল জেলার গোপালপুর উপজেলার আলমনগর ইউনিয়ন পরিষদের একজন সদস্য । এখন প্রশ্ন হল যেঃ- ১) একজন নেশাগ্রস্থ ব্যক্তি কিভাবে মন্দির ও মূর্তি চেনে ? ২) অন্যান্য ধর্মীয় উপসনালয় কেন চেনে না ?
Vandalized idol of Magdhabswari temple at North Sorta village of Raozan ! On the night of September 18, there were some miscreants in the temple of Srisri Magdhabswari temple and Shiv Mandir at North Sorta village of Haldia union. Though the Magdhabswari temple was kept in the hands of the attackers, vandalized inside the Temple to entered break the steel gril of Lord Shiva Temple. Meanwhile, miscreants escaped after breaking a Shiv Idol to take out from the Temple. Local Brahmanpara people said that, on the morning of 19th September, a worshiper come to worshiped in the temple then he saw the Idol of the temple vandalized and informed the people of the area. After getting the news, the locals informed the union Chairman and the President of Upazila Puja Udjapon Parishad. About the incident has been informed to the Raozan Police Station. In this connection, local UP member Shambhu Majumder said efforts are being made to identify the miscreants who are vandalizing the Idol. Local doctor Sushil said, Shiva Idol was made of stone. The miscreants broke it’s hands and other parts, but the whole part could not be broken.
The incident of Idol vandalism took place near Sareukdia Bazar of Atghar Union of Saltha of Faridpur. Nandalal Sarkar, son of local let Manidra Nath Sarkar was injured in this incident. In this connection, the Nandala’s brother Nittya Gopal Sarkart’s wife filed a case with Salta Police Station. Nandalal Sarkar said, on the way to return home from Sareukdia Bazar at around 7:00pm, 4/5 Muslim people including Shahadat, son of Shahid Sheikh under the leadership of Nizam Sheikh of Shalya village attacks on us with sharp weapons raided the back. After wounding me, they did not remain stopped, afterward they broken three Idols of our family’s Durga Temple.