Bangladesh Watch – Attack against Hindus on rise

published on December 2, 2014

Minority Hindu Families Attacked on 1st of December, 14 Monday evening, Hindu Deities demolished and desecrated by perpetrators at village – Donarkandi within Gournadi Upazila of Barisal District. More than 15 Hindu victims physically assaulted.

 (The daily “Janakantha dated 2nd of December, 2014)

On 1st of December, 2014 at about 7 p.m. while a Meeting for “Baisnav Shava” was going on more than 40 to 45 perpetrators belonging to Muslims armed with deadly weapon attacked Hindu families at Khanzapur Union of Gournadi Upazila of Barisal District, desecrated their “Durga Temple”  and demolished two houses belonging to Hindus, assaulted  14 Hindus causing severe injuries.

The incident of attack originated due to construction works for School was going on before 4 days ago, but the Hindus complain that due to construction materials were bellow standard and construction works done by Laskar Meah –are not sustainable & not in conformity with the good quality.  Hindus demanded good quality construction materials and as a result Md Shah Alam arranged 40-50 workers, instigated them to attack Hindus Area of Donarkandi village. As a result A Durga Temple and two houses of the Minority Hindus have been destroyed.

Bangladesh Minority Watch immediately communicated with Officer in Charge of Gournadi Police station over phone who admitted the incident and a case No.1 dated 01.12.2014 under section 143/447/448/323/380/295/427/506 of penal code has been started against 15 persons. The officer in charge also informed us that four perpetrators had been arrested namely 1) Saiful, 2) Tipu sultan, 3) Harun and 4) Kamrul . More arrests are reported to be made after wards.

Bangladesh Minority Watch is also worried about continuous attacks on minority communities and demand deterrent punishment of the perpetrators responsible for physical attack, desecration of Hindu Goddess and assaulting women and children.

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  1. Raj Puducode Reply

    December 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Jihadi terrorists NOT wanted
    MUMBAI: Are you single, male, Muslim and under 30? If yes, then you should not apply for a pilgrimage visa to strife-torn Iraq. Alshaya Nasser Travels, one of the two Iraqi government-organized agencies (the other is Faiz-e-Hussaini) that facilitate visa processing, has asked tour operators not to accept passports from applicants who are single, under 30 and unaccompanied by family members. The advisory comes after four Kalyan youths, all single and under 30, used the pilgrimage route to travel to Iraq in May and join the jihadist outfit ISIS there.

    The ministry of external affairs has said that it has not issued any such instructions to the tour operators.

    On May 23, the four—Arif Majeed, Fahad Shaikh, Aman Tandel and Shahim Tanki—part of a group of 26 pilgrims, flew to Baghdad to visit holy shrines. A few days later, they disappeared and joined the ISIS. One of them, Arif Majeed, has returned and is currently being interrogated by the National Investigation Agency. “Had we put this condition earlier, the four Kalyan boys who used pilgrimage as a path to join the jihadist group could have been prevented. This is in the interest of tour operators, too, as disappearance of pilgrims during travel causes trouble for them as well. This will discourage those boys who are similarly influenced by jihadist ideology and may be planning to join the so-called holy war in future,” said an executive of Alshaya Nasser Travels.
    The four youths used the services of Dongri-based tour operator Ajmeri Tours and travelled in a group of 26 to Iraq on May 23. While Ajmeri Tours’ owner refused to comment as he said the authorities had advised him against speaking to the media, other tour operators concurred that the new advisory was “necessary”.
    25,000 to 30,000 Indian pilgrims visit Iraq annually. While most of them visit Karbala and Najaf, many others travel to Baghdad and a few other places, too. “It is good that single, under-30 men are not allowed to travel single.

  2. Raj Puducode Reply

    December 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Terrorists want young girls to satify their animal urges
    23 Hindu girls aged between 13 and 19 were abducted at gunpoint Thursday and then married to Muslim men in southeastern Sindh province in Pakistan.

    Hindu girls Baby Mavi, 13 daughter of Venjho Kohli, and Baby Badal, 14, daughter of Shambo Kohli. The abduction took place in the dead of night at 3 am at village Rehmatullah Arain in Distract Badin. Mir Muhammad Arain, Khameeso Arain and Meero Dal allegedly entered their hut and abducted the two girls at gunpoint.

    The All Pakistan Hindu Panchayat Committee has condemned the abductions and forced marriages.

    A case with the police called the first information report (F.I.R.) was registered at police station Gulab Leghari. Police offical Abdul Rasheed Bhatti said police raided different places but were unable to free the Hindu girls from the custody of an Islamist leader Pir Ayub Jan Sarhandi.

    On Friday the two abducted Hindu girls were presented at the Sindh High Court Hyderabad by abductor Mir Muhammad Arain. According to the petition filed by Arain’s lawyer, the two Hindu girls were “legally” married to Mir Muhammad Arain and Khameeso Arain on November 27 — the day they were abducted –and were converted to Islam at the home of Pir Sarhandi. The date of birth of one of the grooms Mir Muhammaad Arain is 62 years, according to court documents.

    Sindhi human rights defender Veerji Kohli was at the home of the grieving parents. “The thing that hurts much is that a girl of only 13 age is abducted and has been forcibly married to a 62 year old person,” Kolhi said Sunday. “Think for a while what will be the situation of their poor and disadvantaged parents.”

    Veerji Kolhi, who is a convener with the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, himself was kidnapped some years ago for defending the voiceless Hindus.

    According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan more than two dozen Hindu girls are forcibly converted to Islam each month.

  3. Raj Puducode Reply

    December 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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    A selection of their messages, leaked to the newspaper Le Figaro, contrast bizarrely with the image of implacable and hard-hearted jihad peddled by terror websites. “I’m fed up to the back teeth. My iPod no longer works out here. I have got to come home,” said a message from a French fighter in Syria.

    Another disillusioned volunteer said: “I’m sick of it. They make me do the washing-up.” A third appealed for clemency from the French authorities, who have a policy of arresting returning jihadis. “I’ve done hardly anything but hand out clothes and food,” he said. “I’ve also cleaned weapons and moved the bodies of killed fighters . Winter is beginning. It’s starting to get tough.”

    Over 1,100 young French people – many of them converts to Islam of French rather than Arab origin – are believed to have thrown in their lot with ISIS or other jihadist groups. Over 260 are believed to be in Syria or Iraq. More than 100 have already returned. Of these, 76 have been arrested.

    A group of French lawyers is working with relatives to try to ease the passage home of scores of other ISIS recruits, according to Le Figaro. They have collected text messages and emails which suggest that many of the volunteers feel that they have been “cheated” into making the hazardous journey to the Middle East.

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