Religious unrest continues in Bangladesh

Authorities informed that the latest violence occurred in the southern town of Begumganj

A fresh religious violence in Bangladesh has resulted in the death of two Hindu men. Local police officials said on Saturday said that after the two men men were killed, the death toll increased to six from recent unrest in the Muslim-majority country.

 

The violence began after footage was shared in the social media of a Quran being placed on the knee of a Hindu god during celebrations for the Hindu festival Durga Puja. As per the latest data, minority communities make up about only 10% of the population.

 

Authorities informed that the latest violence occurred in the southern town of Begumganj. As per reports, more than two hundred protesters attacked a nearby temple where members of the minority Hindu community were preparing to perform the last rites of the ten day festival. The mob reportedly killed an executive member of the temple committee.

 

Shahidul Islam, the district police chief on Saturday said that another Hindu man's body was found near a pond next to the temple,

 

Huge police forces are deployed across the country to stop any fresh violence. Previously, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave a stern warning to perpetrators of communal violence and said that the people involved will be hunted down and strict actions will be taken. Extremist Islamic groups are involved in the attack.

 

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