All the leading political parties, social and civic organizations have come out in condemnation of the recent fundamentalist violence in Bangladesh. Many organizations took to the streets on Saturday to protest. Prominent people of Bangladesh have also spoken out on social media demanding that the conspirators be brought to justice.
Meanwhile, a half-day hartal has been observed in Chittagong on Saturday. Police and locals, irrespective of religion, resisted when a group of miscreants came to attack the mandapa of Jatramohan Sen Hall in the city on Friday. Miscreants turn their backs. The idol remains intact despite some damage to the mandapa. Ruling party Chittagong leader and former mayor AJM Nasiruddin rushed to the spot after receiving the news of the attack. On Friday, a procession of fundamentalists in Dhaka did not spread the riot. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said, “Police have arrested about 100 people after a preliminary investigation. The heads of this conspiracy will be caught in a day or two. ” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured that “the perpetrators will be punished in such a way that they will not even think of doing it a second time.” Meanwhile, a man injured in the attack in Chandpur died on Saturday. The body of a man was found from a pond in a temple in Noakhali on Saturday. In the last 4 days, the number of deaths due to radical violence in 12 districts of Bangladesh has risen to six. Among them are three miscreants killed in clashes with police.
Radical miscreants first attacked a puja mandapa in Comilla, insulting other religions, and then the commotion spread elsewhere. Regardless of religion, residents say none of them are locals. They had bags on their shoulders and sharp weapons and sticks in their hands. Opposition BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, “I strongly condemn this incident. The culprits should be brought to justice immediately. ” Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, a member of the party’s standing committee, said, “Bangladesh is a country of communal harmony. The conspirators kept the holy scriptures in the mandapa to destroy the harmony. We strongly condemn it. “
But why did the police not get the news of the conspiracy, how did the attack spread so much — many have raised that question. Fazle Hossain Badshah, president of the Caucus for Minority and Indigenous Affairs in Parliament, said: “We have repeatedly warned the government that the radical forces have intensified since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan. The administration should have been more vigilant. ” He and many others are behind this incident
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