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Glimpses of Hindu persecution in earlier decades

Bangladesh – a lethal cauldron


Following the execution of Quader Mullah, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, on December 16, 2013 at 10 pm, owing to crime against humanity during Bangladesh Freedom Struggle in 1971, there has been a horrific rise in torture on Hindus in Bangladesh. Even if religious persecution on Hindus is no new affair in the realm of Bangladesh, ongoing developments are enough to put wild animals to shame even.

The list of atrocities is in the following lines.    

  • Why have school students qualified in the examination? Under this pretence, Manoj Biswas, religious minority Hindu teacher was thrashed brutally before the Surgram police camp and in broad daylight. This dreadful incident took place on December 30, 2013, at 10 am in the sub-district headquarter within the district of Gopalgunj. Due to the presence of a few infamous leaders of Jamaat like Mushtaq Sikdar, Nashim Sikdar, Rana Fakir and Najmul Sikdar there, none dared to protest. Manoj babu, now, is in the hospital and in a critical condition.
  • On December 29, 2013, Kalipada Karmakar (age 30), religious minority Hindu employee of Bangladesh Railways, became victim of a grievous attack of bomb hurled by activists of Jamaat-e-Islami. It has been learnt, at 11 am, on December 30, he succumbed to death in the hospital. Kalipada babu used to live in the village of Akra Kandi within the sub-district headquarter of Laxmipur district. He was appointed at the Kamlapur railway station in Dhaka.
  • On December 9, 2013, in the evening, activists of Jamaat raided the temple of minority Hindu community in the village of Kaddam Bari, within the sub-district of Kotalipara in the district of Gopalgunj. More than 300 Jamaat cadres, while returning from a demonstration, attacked the temple, desecrated and destructed the holy deity of Devi Durga. The temple was burnt down.
  • On December 12, 2013, at 1 am, Jamaat activists raided houses of minority Hindus living in the village of Alankar Para, in the sub-district of Sitakunda within the district of Chittagong. Apart from plundering 4 Hindu residences, 3 Hindu temples were also attacked. Holy deities were desecrated, drenched with kerosene and put to fire. The three temples burnt down, as a result.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, Jamaat activists attacked Hindus living in Rupali Tala area in the sub-district headquarter within the district of Barisal. While 6 Hindu residences were pillaged, 2 Hindu temples were burnt down.
  • On December 12, 2013, at 11 pm in the night, Jamaat cadres attacked Hindus living in the village of Budhhata within the sub-district of Ashashuni in the district of Satkhira. 10 residences were ransacked and put to fire. 8 houses burnt down and residents are living beneath the sky.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, 9 shops belonging to Hindus at Sebar Hat market under the jurisdiction of police station of Senbag in the district of Noakhali were burnt down by Jamaat activists.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, Jamaat cadres raided residences of Hindus living in the areas of Palpara and Timebazar in the sub-district headquarter within the district of Coxbazar. Apart from ransacking 50 houses of Hindus, Hindus were also beaten hollow. Magaddheshwari temple was also burnt down.
  • On December 12, 2013, at 12 am, Jamaat cadres attacked Brahmanpara area in the sub-district headquarters within the district of Pirozepur. They attacked 10 houses of Hindus, 3 temples. All these houses and temples were burnt down.
  • On December 12, 2013, at 2 am, Jamaat’s activists raided minority Hindus living in the district headquarter of Pirozepur. 6 Hindu houses and 4 temples were plundered. It is worth mentioning, residence of Delwar Hussain Sayede, infamous Razakar leader, is here.
  • On December 13, 2013, in night, temple in Bharat Sevasram Sangha, noted minority Hindu welfare organization, was attacked. The temple is located at the birthplace of Swami Pranabananda (Chalaman Shiva) in the village of Bajitpur within the district of Madaripur. Three cocktails were thrown to the temple but there was no casualty. Without doubt, cocktails were hurled to destroy ascetics and disciples within the temple.
  • On December 14, 2013, in the night, the house of Bidhan Mistry, religious minority Hindu leader living in the village of Panchpara within the sub-district of Uzirpur in the district of Barisal was attacked, ransacked and also put to fire by Islamists. 10 Hind houses burnt down as a result.
  • On December 15, 2013, at night, Jamaat’s armed cadres destroyed ancient Radhakrishna temple of minority Hindus and the grievous incident took place at the coastal area of Banripara sub-district within the district of Pirozepur. The temple was destroyed through a grenade – on every year, during Makar Samkranti, 5-6 lakhs of people used to assemble in the area.
  • On December 18, 2013, at 11 am, supporters of Mohammed Nasiruddin, local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, attacked Swapan Das and Santosh Sarkar, minority Hindu individuals living in the village of Itya within the sub-district of Manirampur in the district of Jessore. At first, Swapan Das was asked to contribute 3 lakh taka to the fund of Jamaat while Santosh Sarkar was asked to contribute 7 lakh taka. When they expressed their inability, Santosh was chopped with a dagger and Swapan was beaten severely. 1 motor cycle was also snatched.
  • On December 15, 2013, at night, 6 Hindu temples located at minority Hindu-dominated villages of Pachuria, Hatbaria, Kanutia and Binodpur within Digha and Binodpur union councils in the sub-district of Mohammedpur in the district of Magura, were attacked by a large number of Jamaat’s cadres. Assailants brought 15 Holy Deities out in the street and destroyed those. Materials required for Puja were also carried away. Manirul Islam, O.C. of Mohammedpur police station, accepted this grievous reality.
  • On December 15, at 11 pm, armed activists of Jamaat attacked the residence of Ranjit Nath, minority Hindu individual inhabiting Rathkhola area within Faridpur district city. Following ransacking, a bomb was hurled on the residence leading to the destruction of an extensive wall. As a result, Ranjit’s shop burnt down and belongings worth 15 lakh taka were lost.
  • On December 15, 2013, in the night, Jamaat cadres carried out hour-long atrocities on religious minority Hindus at Madhainagar Bazaar in the sub-district headquarter within the district of jaipurhat. They looted and also burnt down residences of Alok Kundu, Sanjay Kundu, Shibendu Kundu, Gopeshwar Pramanik, Milan Pal, Narayan Pal. Hindus living in Panch Bibi, Bhadsa, Durgadaha, Himchi, Amdoi, Hili and Jaipurhat, Bypass, Karia were also tortured in this manner.
  • On December 12, 2013, at night, armed cadres of Jamaat-e-Islami attacked residence of Subhash Chandra Bose, administrator in the district administration and also minority Hindu individual living in the village of Kamlapur within the sub-district headquarter in the district of Narail. The house was looted and then burnt down through using gunpowder.
  • On December 12, 2103, in the dead of night, Jamaat cadres raided, destructed a few Hindu houses by putting fire to those and all these took place in the village of Aduakhali, in the sub-district headquarter within the district of Satkhira. Shop of Kshitish Bachar, minority Hindu individual, in Aduakhali market was also burnt down. Residences of Hindus who had the same fate simultaneously included Gopal Ghoshal, Tapas Acharya, Naba Kumar Mandal, Milan Biswas, Dulal Sadhu, Samir Sarkar, Madan Sadhu, Nirmal Sadhu, Ganesh Karmakar. Others who were also victim (then) included Amal Samaddar, Shyamal Ghosh with his Mill. Armed activists of Jamaat also raided and burnt down houses of Lablu Biswas in Gazir Hat, Subash Ghosh and Shorot Ghosh in Debi Sahar. It has been learnt, gun powder was used by Islamists to make the plan a great success.
  • On December 12, 2013, after 12 am, armed cadres of Jamaat attacked minority Hindus at different places in the district of Nilfamari. Armed activists in strength attacked Kachari, Beltali and Shilatali markets with Laxmichap Union Council in the sub-district headquarter and burnt down 80 shops owned by Hindus after plunder. Petrol was used to make the plan to burn Hindu shops down a success. Fifteen Hindus including Shyamachar Ray, Narayan Chandra Ray (age 28) were also badly beaten and they are in a critical condition at the moment. Again, 30 Hindu houses including the house of Bidhan Chandra Ray in Taruni village within the Palash Bari Union were burnt down. Hindu families have turned into paupers overnight.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, armed Islamists belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami attacked the house of Bhabani Shankar Agarwal, minority Hindu leader, in Bhusibandar under the sub-district of Chirirbandar in the district of Dinajpur. Because of recurrent attacks, 5 buses, 1 jeep, 1 pickup van and 2motorcycles were burnt down. Adjoining house of Sunil Kumar Saha along with his Mill was also burnt down.
  • A few Islamists abducted a 15-year old Hindu girl and converted her to Islam forcefully. She is Rinku Mandal (age 15), daughter of Gangapada Mandal living in Sankhari Bazaar in Dhaka and was kidnapped while going to school. On November 27, 2013, at 10 am, Mohammed Wasim (age 21) and Mohammed Rabin (age 20) kidnapped her at gunpoint. Saraswati Mandal (age 42) filed an official complaint at the police outpost demoing recovery her daughter. File No. 02 dated 1/12/2013. Police has not been able to recover the unfortunate school girl yet. (Source: Bangladesh Minority Watch)
  • On December 21, 2013, at 11 am, Pradip Acharya (age 32), minority Hindu individual living in the village of Kushalpasha within the sub-district of Manirampur in the district of Jessore, got wounded by the violent attacks of Nasiruddin, local leader of Jammat-e-Islami. Jamaat cadres demanded 5 lakh taka from Pradip to their struggle but he expressed his inability to do so. On the following day, he was attacked by an armed mob of Jamaat activists led by Nasiruddin; after wounding him in all possible manners, the group left Pradip by the roadside. He was admitted in the Jessore hospital and at the moment, he is in a critical condition.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the night, Jamaat cadres attacked religious minority Hindus living in hospital area in the sub-district town of Muhammadpur in the district of Magura. Houses were ransacked and also put to fire through using gunpowder; 4 houses burnt down as a result. 3 Hindu houses were also burnt down in Baghapara, similarly.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, minority Hindus living in the village of Dhamesha within the Laksam corporation area in the district of Coomilla were attacked by Islamists and also armed cadres of Jamaat. Plunder was followed by setting the Hindu houses to fire through using gun powder and 5 Hindu houses burnt down as a result. On the following day, residence of Sachin Das in the same village was also treated similarly and 4 rooms burnt down consequently. 80 Hindu families in the village are in a reign of terror.
  • On December 12, 2013, at night, Jamaat cadres attacked residence of Tapan Chandra Sarkar and his brother Gopal Chandra Sarkar living in the village of Tengail within the sub-district of Belkuchi in the district of Sirajgunj. The entire residence was ransacked and also set to fire; textile workshop owned by the family along with 3 rooms burnt down completely. It has been learnt, loss of the helpless Hindu family is worth 50 lakh taka and they have nothing except own clothes.
  • On December 14, 2013, at night, Jamaat cadres attacked kali temple of religious minority Hindu community in the village of Chayedabad within the sub-district headquarter in the district of Sirajgunj. The Holy Deity was desecrated, destroyed while the temple was burnt down.
  • On December 4, 2013, Jamaat-e-Islamic cadres attacked a Hindu temple located at the Sialkol Mahasmasan (crematorium) within the sub-district headquarter of the district of Sirajgunj. 3 Holy Deities of Mata Kali were defiled and destroyed.
  • On December 4, 2013, at night, armed Jamaat activists attacked Kali and Hari temples of minority Hindu community located in the village of Jamirta Uttarpara within the sub-district of Shahajadpur in the district of Sirajgunj. 11 Holy Deities were destructed.
  • On December 12, 2013, in the dead of night, Jamaat cadres attacked residences of Ranjit Sarkar and Majhi family, minority Hindu families, living in the village of Kailati within the sub-district of Kalmakanda in the district of Netrokona. Following defilement of Holy Deities in ancestral temples of both families, two temples were burnt down.
  • On December 18, 2013, in the dead of night, cadres of Jamaat and with lethal weapons attacked Karta family, minority Hindu family inhabiting Sukchar union council within the sub-district of Hatia in the district of Netrokona. Assailants entered through breaking the main gate and within the next few minutes, ransacked and also burnt down the house and adjoining temple.
  • On December 24, 2013, at 7 pm, Haran Chandra Pal, minority Hindu individual, inhabiting the village of Jhaudanga within the sub-district headquarter in the district of Satkhira, became victim to an armed attack of Jamaat cadres. While he was returning from nearby market, assailants fired on him. He was admitted to the district hospital in a highly critical condition.
  • On December 24, 2013, at 11 pm, Jamaat cadres (with lethal weapons) carried out a daring attack on the house of Sadhan Pramanik, minority Hindu individual living in the village of Jagannathpur in the sub-district of Damurhuda in the district of Chuadanga. Attackers, through hurling three bombs, created a reign of terror in the area and also chanted slogan – “Hindu Jodi Banchte Chao, Bharote Choila Jao” or if Hindus want to live, they must go to India. Locals consider, the entire ploy of Islamists was to evict Sadhan from his own property first and banish him from Bangladesh ultimately.
  • Diptirani Ray became widow within 6 months of her marriage. Her husband Siddhartha Ray (age 30) lost his life owing to wild attacks of armed Jamaat cadres. Siddhartha, a minority Hindu individual, was a police official and was deputed in Rajshahi where he died in harness following attacks of armed cadres of Jamaat. On December 20, He was admitted to hospital and in a highly critical condition. Siddartha, originally an inhabitant of the village of Hastinpur within the sub-district of Kaunia in the district of Rangpur, succumbed to death at 12 am on December 27.
  • On December 22, 2013, in the evening, Samya Bepari (a child of 2 years and 3 months of age), son of Mrs. Mallika Bepari, minority Hindu individual living in the village of Nayakandi within the jurisdiction of Kalkini police station in the district of Madaripur, was kidnapped and virtually chopped by a few Islamists. Such an outcome was not unimaginable and it can be said from a single fact – for the last 6 months a few miscreants had been warning her (in her mobile phone) of dire consequences if he did not move to India forsaking property in Bangladesh. Mr. Satyen Bepari, husband of Mallika, died two years back on account of illness. She was the only heir to the entire property and hence, she was targeted by local Islamists. Mallika remained steadfast albeit unidentified calls asked her to sell the property at a throwaway price; she was also being warned regularly through phones. Locals fee, abduction and brutal murder of her only son is the fallout this tussle. An official complaint was filed in the local police station – case no. 15/23/12/2013. Police has not been able to arrest anyone yet. Hindus are terrified.
  • On December 22, 2013, Diba Ray (age 16), minority Hindu girl student living in the village of Purarsha within the jurisdiction of Taragunj police station in the district of Rangpur, was abducted by local Islamist named Milan Mian (age 26). She was kidnapped at gunpoint and even if a case of kidnapping was filed to the local police station, police is yet to recover her.
  1. On July 29, 2013, at night, Rezaul army of Islamists kidnapped four minority Hindu traders (of fish) from the sub-district of Shyamnagar, in the district of Satkhira. They demanded ransom of 3 lakh taka for each Hindu and also warned that any refusal or failure to pay would cost lives of victims dearly. They made it clear that corpses would be thrown to the adjoining river if necessary. Hindu victims include Jiten Mandal (son of Naren Mandal), Pranab Biswas (son of Debiranjan Biswas), Kartik Gain (son of Atul Gain) – all living in the village of Bhetkhali Uttapara and Debabrata Mandal (son of Manoranjan Mandal inhabiting the village of Pankhali). Aslam Khan, officer-in-charge of the police station of Shyamnagar accepted the reality.
  2. On July 29, 2013, at 10 pm, Anima Baroi (age 22), minority Christian, was forcefully abducted by Kasai Khalilur Rahman, Islamic terrorist, from her rented house at Tantboard area of Paldaradi ward under Gournandi corporation area in the district of Barisal. Anima’s paternal house is in the village of Bhalukashi of Agailjhara sub-district and she is a nurse by profession.
  3. On July 29, 2013, in the dead of night, minority Hindu Maitra family inhabiting the village of Etaly, sub-district: Singra in the district of Natore became victims of savage attacks of heavily armed Islamists. Apart from pillaging, felons took away the holy deity of Lord Shiva worth 200 kg in weight and one-and-half crore taka.
  4. On July 28, 2013, in the night, Patiram Ray, minority Hindu individual living in Ramnagar union council area of the district headquarter of Nilfamari, was abducted by Islamists. A ransom of 5 crore taka has been demanded, it has come to knowledge.
  5. On July 26, 2013, during night, armed Islamists attacked ‘Yogananda Asharam” of minority Hindu community at Purba Dashra area of corporation city in the district of Manikgunj. Culprits barged into the temple by breaking doors and looted holt deity of RadhaKrishna (a rare piece of art) made of brass; they also took away both gold and silver jewelries worth 10 crore taka. The event has led to reign of terror among the local Hindus.
  6. On July 18, 2013, at 1.30 am, armed Islamists assailed Kali temple of minority Hindu community located at Dayagunj Jele Para under the jurisdiction of Dakshin Jatrabari police station in the metropolis of Dhaka and it took place when Puja was going on. Apart from thrashing the Hindu priest brutally, miscreants were found to abuse Hindu Dharma in foul words. As a mark of protest to such horrific incidents, more than 300 Hindus staged demonstrations in the area. Police has not adopted any approach to detain culprits.
  7. On July 25, 2013, in the dead of night, a temple of minority Hindu community was assailed by armed Islamists and this menace took place at the sub-district headquarter of Dhamairhat in the district of Naogaon. Ten holy deities were both desecrated and destroyed as a result. Later, Alhaj Shahidujjaman, local Member of Parliament, visited the spot.
  8. On July 16, 2013, a Hindu college girl student was kidnapped by an armed Islamist in broad daylight. This gruesome incident happened in the village of Bamun Khan in the sub-district of Rajapur, district: Jhalkathi. Even if Mintu Dey, father of abducted Hindu girl filed complaint against Mohammed Riku Sardar, the kidnapper, in the local police station, there has not been any success yet.
  9. On July 25, 2013, in the dead of night, Ranjit Das (age 30), minority Hindu individual and also gold jeweler by profession, was brutally murdered by some Muslim toughs in Palna area of Gazipur district town. It has been learnt, Ranjit Das is the son of Sushil Das living in the village of Nirergaon under the sub-district headquarter of Gazipur.
  10. On July 24, 2013, Muslim hooligans hatched a conspiracy to seize vast property of minority Hindus living in the villages of Kukutia and Surdia in the sub-district of Srinagar in the district of Munshigunj. Islamists targeted the vast devottar property of Hindus of more than hundred years old – vast pond covering an area of 1 acre 23 shatak. Culprits tried to grab through a fake deed. Local Hindus, ever year, manage their religious festivals like Harisabha by revenue of this pond. More than 500 Hindus staged demonstrations as a mark of protest.
  11. On July 23, 2013, in the dead of night, several Islamists desecrated and also destructed the holy deity of Kali venerated by minority Hindu community in the locality. The incident took place at the ancestral temple of Ajit Das inhabiting the village of Barta in the sub-district of Bhaluka within the district of Mymensingh. Apart from destruction, belongings worth 2 lakh taka was also looted.   
  12. On July 17, 2013, at 8 pm, Bikash Chakma (age 30), minority Buddhist individual, was fired by Muslim crooks before Rani Dayamai Higher Secondary School at Rangamati district town. He was injured heavily, as a result. Bikash lives at Kalyanpur in the town.
  13. On July 17, 2013, in the evening, Mintu Sutradhar, minority Hindu individual was killed by Islamists at Sabujbag in the corporation area under the jurisdiction of Savar police station in the district of Dhaka. Mintu was virtually slaughtered.
  14. On July 15, 2013, local Islamists led by Abdus Sattar stopped movement of family members of Gopal Chandra Ghosh, minority Hindu male living in Sonarpur Goalpara in the sub-district of Manda, district: Naogaon. To halt the movement, the main door was fenced. But this could not satisfy Sattar who warned Gopal stating that any failure of theirs to move to India deserting entire property would invite death for all members. The entire family would be burn to death.
  15. On July 14, 2013, at night, the dead body of a minority Hindu individual named Dayal Chandra (age 55) was unearthed by police from the village of Charmadhabpur under the jurisdiction of Mohammedpur police station in the district of Magura. Dayal Chandra’s throat was slain by a few Islamists.
  16. On July 14, 2013, during daylight, Khoaichaking Chakma (age 42), minority Buddhist male, while cultivating his own land, was killed by Islamists. He was fired and this incident took place in the village of Agarpra within the sub-district of Kaptai in the district of Khagrachari.
  17. On July 10, 2013, Bidyut Kumar Saha, minority Hindu and also principal of Srinagar Governmental College in the district of Munshigunj, was thrashed brutally by a few Muslim hooligans. Locals found him in a critical condition along the roadside and admitted him to a local hospital. Police has not adopted any tough measure against culprits.
  18. On July 9, 2013, a few Muslim felons took 60 precious trees (worth 6 lakh taka) away from the land alongside Shiva temple of minority Hindus located in the village of Akhera within sub-district of Mahadebpur in the district of Naogaon. Even if locals witnessed this plundering for two days consecutively, none among them dared to inform the police.
  19. On July 7, 2013, in the dead of night, local Islamists attacked the temple of minority Hindus situated in the village of Dakshin Gajaria within the sub-district of Ujirpur in the district of Barisal. Assailants desecrated and destroyed holy deities of Kali and Shitala and left. The event has led to a terror among local Hindus.
  20. On July 7, 2013, in the night, an armed group of 25 Islamists attacked the residence of Narendra Debnath, minority Hindu businessman inhabiting the village of Chatna within the Santahar corporation area in the district of Bagura. The attack left Pratima Debnath (wife of Narendra Debnath) and their two sons, Palash Debnath and Nayan Debnath, heavily wounded. When their neighbors raised a stiff resistance against the assailants, a molotov cocktail was thrown to the barricade. This led to grievous injuries of Milan Debnath, Sbasudev Debnath, Prashanta Debnath; all of them were admitted to a hospital. Apart from attacking, assailants also looted belongings worth 3 lakh taka and these include money and golden jewelries.
  21. More than hundreds of Hindu families inhabiting the city college of in the district town of Jessore are in a horror nowadays owing to the reign of terror unleashed by Kamrul army of Islamists. Kamrul army which enjoys unconditional support of BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) is extorting lakhs of taka from Hindus as Jizya tax. This has frightened Hindus extremely.
  22. On July 5, 2013, Arpita Das, minority Hindu girl student of Class IV at Guabaria Governmental Primary School in the sub-district town of Pirozepur, was murdered brutally. The incident occurred when she was returning home from the school; a few Islamists kidnapped and raped her midway. The little girl was murdered after that.
  23. On July 4, 2013, in the evening, a few armed Islamists kidnapped Pradip Das (age 15), minority Hindu individual living in the village of Paschim Kandarpar within the sub-district headquarter of Narsingdi. Kidnappers telephoned Pradip’s father for a ransom of 10 lakh taka and failure to do so, prompted them to kill Pradip. The corpse was thrown to the Meghna River; police has found the dead body out and has sent it for post-mortem examination.
  24. On July 3, 2013, Islamists attacked the Hindu temple of Maa Magadeswari at Coxbazar district headquarter in broad daylight. Both furniture and materials necessary for worship were looted. The incident has panicked Hindus and hence, for the last 25 days they are not able to visit the temple. Islamists have already announced that the temple would be razed to the ground to construct an Idgah there. It is to be noted, the ancient temple comprises 33% of land.
  25. On July 4, 2013, in the dead of night, a gang of armed Islamists raided the residence of Ranjit Kumar Saha and Dilip Kumar Saha, minority Hindu individuals living in Ataikulya Palpara within the sub-district of Raninagar in the district of Naogaon. After thrashing Hindu members brutally, the gang seized belongings seven lakh taka and left.
  26. On July 1, 2013, in broad daylight, three Muslim youths were teasing wife of Ratan Rishi sexually and when three Hindu youths tried to prevent the culprits, they were injured by sharp weapons. The victims are Ratan, Nitai and Sushanta and the incident took place at Rishipatti within the municipal corporation area in the district of Patuakhali. Three wounded youths were admitted to the local health center while more than two hundreds of Hindus staged demonstrations to protest against this barbaric incident.
  27. On august 2, 2013, during noon, Muslim zealots of BNP-Jamaat burnt 200 houses of minority Hindu and Buddhist tribal people down in Bagapara, Tangpo Mahajan Para, Rambabu Deba, Manudaspara and Purabari Para within the sub-district of Matiranga in the district of Khagrachari. The first part of assault included looting residences en masse along with rapid violent attacks. Persecuted minority people took refuge alongside the international border area between India and Bangladesh. They also pleaded with the border security force of Bangladesh to open gates but the force remained indifferent.
  28. On August 15, 2013, at night, Islamic militants attacked the Hindu temple in the village of Bhadrasan, within the sub-district of Shivchar in the district of Madaripur. The gang desecrated 5 holy deities including Radhakrishna, Gouar Nitai, Saraswati and went away. Masud Khan, Officer-in-Charge of local police station, visited the spot.
  29. On August 20, 2013, in the dead of night, Islamists attacked temple of minority Hindu community located in the village of Baniadighi, within the sub-district headquarter in the district of Lalmonirhat. The whole temple was ransacked and holy deities were also desecrated. Habibur Rahman, superintendent of police, visited the spot.
  30. A few Islamists seized 2 acre 10 shatak property of Debendranath Poddar, minority Hindu individual living in the village of Aisar within the sub-district of Kalkini in the district of Madaripur, of late by means of fake documents. The entire family was expelled from its own residence along with property. Hindus in the family have also been threatened that they will be killed unless they go to India. The family is running hither and thither for safety. 
  • On December 12, 2010, in the evening, Muslim militants kidnapped and brutally murdered Niloy Chakraborty, minority Hindu and also meritorious student in Class VIII at RK Higher secondary school located at Auliabad within the sub-district of Madhavpur in the district of Habigunj.
  • Chances of complete destruction of Swyambhunath and Birupkasha temple mountain of Hindus located at Sitakunda in the district of Chittagong are getting apparent more and more. A ghastly plan is working behind and as a part of this Islamists, backed by a section of administration, is blasting within the mountain posing serious threats to the existence of these two sanctified places.
  • On December 7, 2010, a group of armed Islamists attacked Christian tribal people inhabiting Thakakur Para of Fulbari in the district of Dinajpur. Apart from destructing residences of poor Christians and looting their belongings in every capacity, several tribals people were thrashed mercilessly as well. They include Louis Murmu, Satari Manna, Marandi, Maraslipi Murmu, Siuli Murmu, Christopher Murmur, Benedick Murmu and Satari Selina Hembram. Police arrested 18 criminals regarding the attack and started a lawsuit accordingly. However, police could not arrest Jehangir Alam and others who led the onslaught.
  • On December 6, 2010, a gang of armed Muslim assailants attacked the Hindu temple in the village of Bejua within the sub-district of Madhavpur in the district of Habigunj. Islamists looted holy deity (made of brass) of Kali (height 4 inches), Ramgopal (height 6 inches), two black-goddess. Bishnu Ranjan Bhattacharya, priest of the temple, filed a complaint to the local police station.
  • On December 11, 2010, Enamul Mridha (age 26) went to the residence of Sanjay Dutta (age 22), minority Hindu businessman and also his partner. Enamul asked Sanjay to come out and stabbed him to death.
  • 63 tribal Khasia people can be evicted from their ancestral property at any moment and this sinister development is all set to take place in Nahar Khasia Punji within the sub-district of Srimangal in the district of Maulavibazar. Khasia families took lease of 400 acres of land and have been cultivating there for the last three decades. It has been learnt, Forest Department of Bangladesh is trying to replace these families with Muslims.
  • On December 12, 2010, Muslim goons stole property worth 17 lakhs of taka from the Hindu temple of 300-years old in the Rajar Bag area of Dhaka. The locks hand been broken before anything. Local police is trying to accuse Hindus to put Islamists out of view.
  • On December 22, 2010, Muslim hooligans barged into the 300-year old Jaykali temple of minority Hindus in Dhaka by breaking the lock. Belongings worth 5 lakh taka were stolen.
  • On January 9, 2011, Muslim thieves broke lock of ancient Dhakeswari temple of minority Hindu community. The temple is located in a part of Dhaka under the jurisdiction of Chawlkbzar police station and property worth four-and-half lakh were stolen.
  • On December 24, 2010, Islamists burnt tribal Hindu temple down located at the Devottar property in the village of Murshidpur within the sub-district of Parosha in the district of Chanpai Nababgunj. Baidyanath Murmu, chief of the tribal village, filed complaint against five Islamists including Yunus Ali, Rafiqul Islam.
  • Exploiting the chance of Ramayan Pala Kirtan in the residence of Sarkar family, Rubi Rani Sarkar (age 15), hindu girl of the same family, was kidnapped by Islamists. The incident took place on December 3, 2010, at 11 pm in the municipal corporation city of the district of Netrokona. Both Jamaluddin and Rabi Mian raped her, following the abduction. A case was filed in this regard to the local police station. Case no.-7, dated 05/12/2010; sections 9 (3) right to protect female child from oppression, 2003. Police station of Netrokona, Bangladesh. Source of news: Bangladesh Minority Watch.
  • On December 19, 2010, human rights activists were thrashed by police officials severely when they demanded an impartial investigation of the abduction of Niparani Banrjee (age 19). When advocate Rabindra Ghosh – president of Bangladesh Minority Watch, Ganesh Rajbanshi and Apurba Ray of Global Human Rights Defence went to the spot for an investigation, they were attacked by Mohammed Shaukat Ali, Officer-in-Charge of Fulbaria police station in the district of Dinajpur. Video camera of human rights activists was also snatched. According to reports, Niparani Banerjee, while she was returning from her school, was abducted by Islamists like Mohammed Suman (age 26), Mohammed Safiqul Islam Bakul (age 40) and Mohammed Selim (age 27). When on earth relatives of the hapless girl tried to file an official complaint to the police station, police officials there virtually supported the kidnappers. Human rights activists have not been able to find her out.
  • On December 19, 2010, in the dead of night, a group of armed Islamists attacked residences of Mang Mang Rakhaine and Adhju Rakhaine (both Buddhists) in Haitupi area within the sub-district of Ramu in the district of Coxbazar. Assailants looted belongings worth above 5 lakh taka from both houses.
  • Highly populated area within the sub-district of Dighinala in the district of Khagrachari has been declared as a reserved forest area of late. This is nothing but fallout of a vicious design to evict the non-Muslim tribal community inhabiting the locality for ages. More than eight hundred tribal communities are in terrible fear, as a result.
  • On December 6, 2010, Rajib Ray (age 22), minority Hindu youth living in the village of Krishnapur under the jurisdiction of Gauripur police station in the district of Mymensingh, was stabbed and cut into pieces by Islamists backed by Awami League. Subhash Ray, father of slain Rajib, happens to be a freedom fighter of the freedom struggle in 1971.
  • It is no longer secret but getting more and more apparent that a large group of Islamists has virtually declared a war to seize lands of non-Muslim tribal people living in the northern part of the country. According to reports, more than 6000 acres of land including residential areas, crematoriums, cultivable lands and also lands of temples have already been grasped by Islamists and this has been done through fake documents. Some of the worst affected areas are Pirgunj, Mithapukur, Badargunj, Kaunina in the realm of Rangpur; Birgunj, Nababgunj, Fulbari, Kaharol, Birol, Parbatipur, Birampur, Ghoraghat – all in Dinajpur; Godagari, Tanor – in Rajshahi; Nachol of Chapai Nababgunj; Dhunat, Sariakandi, Sherpur Shibgunj – in Bagura; Mahadebpur, Sapahar, Porsa, Dhamoirhat, Patnitala – all in Naogaon; Tarash and Roygunj in Sirajgunj; Chatmohar and Iswardi in Pabna; Singra and Gurudaspur in Natore headquarter; Domar In Nilfamari; Pirgunj, Ranisankail, Habipur – in Thakurgoan; Panchbibi in Joypur hat. As a result, tens of thousands of tribal people are migrating to India from Bangladesh. Already, the number of migrant tribal people has reached to 15 lakh. All these have been stated in a report by Rabindra Soren – general secretary of tribal council.
  • On January 10, 2011, property of minority Hindu Gupa family including Anilchandra Gupta and Sunil Gupta, inhabiting the village of Goramtala within the sub-district of Osmani Nagar in the district of Sylhet, was appropriated by local Islamists. The property is worth half-crore taka and was acquired by false deeds. It has been learnt, 6 decimal and 66 shatak land among 10 shatak land of Dag no. 1101 in ledger no. 1041 of kalsara mouza was acquired by Islamists through a false deed and particularly, terming local Islamist and BNP leader Sunafar Ali and his brother Ajker Ali as deceased. Later on, a high-rise building was constructed in the same land.
  • On January 10, 2011, members of a Christian family living in 16/f Indira Road at Farmgate area in Dhaka were killed in their own residence by Islamists. Virginia Rozario (owner of the three-storied building), Voytonetaine Rozario and Voyalnetaine Rozario were slain by local Muslim criminals intending to acquire the large residence for years.

Courtesy: ‘OUTCRY’ of Nikhil Banga Nagarik Sangha

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