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Timeline: Attacks on Hindus since October 13

  • Published at 09:20 am October 19th, 2021
Rangpur fire- Pirganj
Screengrab from video on social media shows Hindu homes burning at a village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila on Sunday, October 17, 2021 Facebook

Religious fanatics have been on a prowl after an allegation of defaming the Quran in Comilla spread across the country like wildfire

October 13

In Comilla, a mob protests against alleged defamation of the Quran at a Puja pavilion and vandalizes several temples in the town.

In Chittagong, a mob attacks the Durga Puja venues at the Bura Kali Mandir in Banshkhali upazila and several temples in Hathazari.

In Cox’s Bazar, a puja mandap in Kachharaimura Sheelpara is attacked and Hindu households vandalized in Mognama.

Crowd in front of the Lakshmi Narayan Akhra temple in the Chandpur’s Hajiganj upazila on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

In Chandpur, a mob attacks the Durga Puja venue at the Lakshmi Narayan Akhra temple in Hajiganj upazila, leading to several deaths. 

In Lakshmipur, a group of miscreants attack two temples at Ramgati and Ramganj upazilas at night.

In Noakhali, a puja mandap at Hatia upazila is vandalized by a group of unidentified men at 9pm.

October 14

In Khulna, RAB recovered 18 crude bombs from the main gate of Rupsa Maha Shashan, which also houses a Kali temple.

In Gazipur, a group of men armed with sticks vandalize idols at Radha Gobinda Temple at Kashimpur in the evening. Two more temples are attacked at Paschim Para and Pal Para.

In Bandarban’s Lama upazila, a mob attacks the upazila’s Central Hari Mandir in the morning, leading to a clash with the police. Around 50 people, including the Lama police OC, sustained injuries.

Temple vandalized in Gazipur’s Kahimpur bazar on Thursday, October 14, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

October 15

In Chittagong, Durga Puja venue in Anderkilla area comes under attack by a mob after the Juma prayers.

In Noakhali, a man is killed when a mob attacks Hindu houses in Noakhali's Begumganj upazila.

Vandalized idols at one of the temples that came under attack in Gournadi, Barisal on Friday, October 15, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

In Barisal, three Hindu temples are vandalized by an angry mob at Gournadi upazila in the night, following the arrest of a man allegedly for defaming the Quran on Facebook.

October 16

In Munshiganj, a mob vandalizes six idols at a Kali temple in Sirajdikhan upazila in the early hours.

In Feni, two temples and Hindu houses are vandalized and looted by a mob; at least 40 people, including OC Nizam Uddin of Feni Model police station, are injured in a clash between police and demonstrators.

A group of people took out a rally and carried out attacks on some Durga Puja venues and Hindu homes in Begumganj upazila's Chowmuhani on Friday, October 16, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

In Noakhali, police recover the body of a Hindu man in a pond next to a temple at Begumganj Upazila’s Chaumuhani on Saturday, likely taking the death toll from Friday’s attack to two in the district.

October 17

In Rangpur, a mob loots and sets afire Hindu homes at a village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila in the night over a post on the social media that allegedly dishonoured Islam.

In Tangail, police detain a man over the vandalism of two temples at Sadar upazila of the district.

October 21

In Bogra, unidentified men vandalized a temple named Durga Mandir at Sadar upazila’s Shabgram union’s Nathpara area.

October 24

In Chittagong, unidentified people attacked two temples and tried to loot the donation box in the middle of the night at Kumira union under Sitakunda upazila.

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