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Hindu Man Stabbed to Death and Temple Attacked by Continuing Islamic Aggression

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  1. omya

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    Hindu Man Stabbed to Death and Temple Attacked by Continuing Islamic Aggression in Bangladesh

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    DHAKA, Bangladesh: A Hindu man was stabbed to death and a temple was damaged in two separate attacks in Bangladesh as violence against the minority community continued despite the government’s warning of stern action.
    Haripad Mondol, a 50-year-old well-off farmer, died after he was stabbed by a masked assailant in his home in northern Natore district today. His wife Bishaka Rani, 45, and some relatives were injured in the attack, police were quoted as saying by Bdnews24.

    Mondol’s younger brother Chaitanya said the dead farmer had inherited a huge property but did not have any children. They did not have any feud with their neighbours, he said.

    Police officials said they were trying to ascertain the motive behind the murder.

    Mita Rani, the victim’s niece, said she had seen the masked person stabbing her uncle just after midnight. The assailant also stabbed Mita before fleeing.

    In Nolchiti area of southwestern Jhalokathi district, a temple was damaged when unidentified persons tried to burn down the homes of two Hindu families late yesterday.
    Police official A F M Anwar Hossain told Bdnews24 that local residents and the two households doused the flames.

    The flames partly damaged a temple in one of the homes, he said. The fire gutted images of Hindu gods but people put it out before it could do more damage.

    Police are investigating whether the incidents were premeditated. Activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami have been blamed for attacks on Hindus, who were accused of backing the Awami League which won the January 5 polls after a boycott by the opposition.

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed her arch-rival, BNP chief Khaleda Zia, for the attacks on minorities. The government last week said it would set up special tribunals under an anti-terror law to punish those responsible for the violence.

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    Bangladesh HC asks govt to give adequate protection to Hindus

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's High Court on Wednesday ordered the government to provide adequate protection to Hindus after widespread attacks on the minority community during and after the January 5 general election.

    The court also sought a report from authorities about the damage caused by the attacks against the community.

    A two-member bench comprising justices Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and ABM Altaf Hossain sought answers as to why an order will not be issued to stop oppression of minorities and that the attackers to be brought to justice.



    Suspected opposition activists attacked Hindus at several districts, accusing them of backing the Awami League which swept the polls following a boycott by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

    The home secretary, inspector general of police and the deputy commissioners of affected districts were asked to come up with answers within two weeks as the court issued the "suo-moto" rule after a lawyer drew its attention to newspaper reports on the attacks on Hindus.

    "We welcome the orders...We hope this will pave the way to bring culprits to justice and help end the culture of impunity," Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council general secretary and lawyer Rana Dasgupta said.

    He, however, acknowledged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her new government took with "due importance" the issue of attacks but reiterated the community's demand to try the culprits to fast track special courts.

    According to a report prepared by the Unity Council, 495 Hindu homes were damaged, 585 shops were attacked or looted and 169 temples were vandalised since November. "During this period nearly 2,500 Hindu families are affected," Dasgupta said.

    The financial loss of Hindu property and resources were worth Taka 28 lakh (USD 1 = Taka 80) in between January 5 to 12, a police report said.

    Hasina has promised stern action against those responsible for attacks on minorities. She has also blamed her arch-rival BNP chief Khaleda Zia for the violence against Hindus.

    Last week, the government decided to set up special tribunals under an anti-terrorism law to punish the perpetrators of violence against Hindus.

    The BNP, however, alleged that attacks on Hindus were being carried out under the government instigation to divert people's attention from the "farcical" election.

    According to the 2012 census, Hindus constitute 8.4 per cent of Bangladesh's total population.

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    These bigot head mullas are peaceful till they are in minority numbers or when they are dead.
     
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