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Idol vandalised at Natore Hindu temple

Idol vandalised at Natore Hindu temple

Miscreants vandalised an idol of a Hindu Goddess at a temple in Natore town Sunday night. The devotees found the idol broken when they went to perform puja at the temple in Foujdaripara area this morning, police and temple committee said. Police arrested one Saiful Islam Sohag for his alleged involvement with the incident, reports...

Editorial

Attack on minority community

A Hindu man was beaten up and along with him not only his but houses of several other members of his community were vandalised in a village of Faridpur upazilla of Pabna district. The person manhandled was alleged to have been stalking a girl. Even the police who came to intervene and calm down the situation was not spared by the local public. We condemn this act of violence and demand exemplary punishment of those who indulged in such an...

GROUND REALITIES

Faces of extremism in South Asia

BARELY a fortnight ago, a fringe group of Hindu fanatics forced the clamping of a ban on Wendy Doniger's extremely insightful work, The Hindus, in India. Not long ago, the now deceased leader of the Shiv Sena, Bal Thackeray, openly suggested that Muslims in India be thrown into the sea. In the early 1990s, Muslim fanatics in Bangladesh forced the outspoken writer Taslima Nasrin out of the country for what they called her blasphemous views on Islam. Since she was...

Continuing attacks on Hindus

There is clearly no sign that attacks on the Hindu community have come to a stop or that adequate measures have been taken to provide it with security. As our front-page report yesterday has shown, seven homes belonging to Hindus were torched in Satkania on Thursday. On the same day, in Netrokona, four idols in a Hindu temple were subjected to desecration. Our question, which we believe is also that of the nation as a whole, is simple: how...

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