'Punish temple attackers in Ctg'
Over five hundred Hindu devotees yesterday formed a human chain in front of Chittagong Press Club protesting attack on a temple at Nandankanan in the port city on Thursday.
At a rally during the programme arranged by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), speakers demanded punishment of the attackers on Sri Sri Gouro Nitai Asram, an orphanage run by Sri Sri Radha Madhava Mandir at Nandankanan in the city.
After entering the temple at around 4:00pm on Thursday, a gang vandalised furniture and a statue and beat up devotees, injuring of them, sources said.
A section of people are trying to take control of the temple and the orphanage conducted by members of ISKCON, said Dibya Nimai Das Brahmachari, general secretary of Chittagong chapter of ISKCON.
Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad divisional Organising Secretary advocate Chandan Talukder, Parishad city unit General Secretary Gonesh Dey, former General Secretary Ashis Bhattacharya and ISKCON Chittagong unit President Lilaraj Gouro Das Brahmachari addressed the raly, among others.
Kotwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mohiuddin Mahmud said the incident was sequel to an internal feud between two groups in the organisation.