The move comes after a social media storm sparked communal violence in Comilla following reports of attacks on Hindu temples from other places
The government has deployed troopers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in 22 districts after attacks on Hindu temples during the Durga Puja celebrations sparked by social media storm.
BGB personnel have been deployed to ensure security during Durga Puja at the request of deputy commissioners and under instructions from the home ministry, a media statement on Thursday quoted Lt Colonel Faizur Rahman, the BGB director of operations.
The 22 districts include Comilla, Narsingdi and Munshiganj, it said, before adding troops will also be deployed in capital Dhaka if the authorities ask for.
On Wednesday, tensions erupted among a faction of locals in Comilla after news broke on social media about the alleged desecration of the Holy Quran at a Durga Puja venue on the bank of Nanuar Dighi.
At one stage, the situation began getting out of hand and riots started spreading to a number of puja venues in the adjacent areas. The local administration and police came under attack when trying to bring order, reports our correspondent.
Later in the afternoon, RAB and BGB troops were deployed to bring the situation under control.
In an emergency notice later in the day, the Religious Affairs Ministry said it had come across news that the central religious text of Islam had been 'disrespected' in Comilla.
But it urged the people not to take the law into their own hands over the incident and reiterated calls to maintain communal harmony and peace.
Following the incident in Comilla, vandalism has also been reported at temples in Chandpur and Chittagong.