3 Killed as violence erupts under Durga Puja, government deployed paramilitary forces

Dhaka: In a shocking state, several incidents of attacks and vandalism have been reported on Durga Puja pandals and idols from Bangladesh. In the last 24 hours, three incidents of vandalism on Durga idols and pandals in various parts of the country have been reported.Read also – Durga Puja 2021: Sourav Ganguly discovered at neighborhood pandemic on Maha Ashtami, says no Biriyani this year

The worst incident took place on Wednesday night in Nanua Dighi in Comilla, where the Durga Puja pandal was attacked by a mob. According to reports, the idol from Durga was thrown into a pond after the mob became furious over reports that a copy of the Holy Quran was placed at the feet of the goddess Durga. Read also – Navratri 2021, day 9: Maa Siddhidatri, Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Mantra

In some parts of the country, violence erupted after some social media posts alleging desecration of the Koran in a puja place. Media reports claim that at least three people were killed in an attack on a Durga Puja pandal in Bangladesh. Read also – Durga Puja 2021 goes digital: These pandals offer online Darshan | Watch the video to find out

Following the violence in Comilla, incidents of vandalism from temples in Chandpur’s Hajiganj, Chattogram’s Banshkhali and Cox’s Bazar’s Pekua were also reported.

To bring the angry crowd under control, the government has reportedly deployed paramilitary forces in the areas where violence took place.

Various photos of the puja maneuver that was vandalized by criminals were shared on social media by Bangladesh Hindu Unity Council.

“A scandalous day in the history of Bangladesh … We can not in a tweet announce what has happened in the last 24 hours. The Hindus of Bangladesh saw the real faces of some people. We do not know what will happen in the future. But the Hindus in Bangladesh will never forget Durga Puja in 2021 … ”the council continued.

Prior to this, similar incidents were also reported from Tipu Sultan Road in Dhaka and Kotwali in Chittagong.

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