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Police arrest eight over attack on Hindus in Feni; victim gives birth to dead child

Police arrest eight over attack on Hindus in Feni; victim gives birth to dead child

They were arrested at Mathiara village on Friday, a day after the attack at Jeleparha, Feni Model Police Station OC Mahbub Morshed said. An altercation over setting off firecrackers during Luxmi Puja led to the attack, police and locals said.   A pregnant woman, Tulshi Rani Das, 20, and at least nine others were injured [...]

November 2, 2015 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

Bangladesh : Cricketer Liton Das’ Puja greetings draw hate comments

Bangladesh : Cricketer Liton Das’ Puja greetings draw hate comments

Bangladesh national team cricketer Liton Kumar Das received numerous hate messages on Facebook after he posted a photo of the Durga idol yesterday and greeted his Facebook fans on the occasion of Puja. A Facebook user, Md Metun, attacked Liton for his religious beliefs, saying “I told you not to post such religious things”. Another [...]

October 24, 2015 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

Ms. Piya Saha (17) Abducted for Forceful Conversion

Ms. Piya Saha (17) Abducted for Forceful Conversion

Ms. Piya Saha (17) Hindu adolescent College girl abducted on 13.07.2015 by two perpetrators for forceful conversion to Islam at Dumuria Upazila of Khulna District: No Trace till writing of this report. Bangladesh Minority Watch (BDMW) received a written appeal from the father and mother of the victim that their college going daughter Ms. Piya [...]

July 16, 2015 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

Trial of attackers of Hindu temples, houses demanded

Trial of attackers of Hindu temples, houses demanded

Minority rights activists demanded exemplary punishment to those involved in the vandalism of Hindu temples and houses across the country.They made the demand from a sit-in staged in front of the Jatiya Press Club Friday, protesting the recent vandalism of historic Swamibagh Temple in the capital. The programme was jointly organised by National Hindu Mohajote, [...]

July 4, 2014 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

Criminals attack Hindu religious programme

Criminals attack Hindu religious programme

Bangladesh : At least six Hindu people were injured as some unidentified criminals attacked their religious programme at Ramchandrapur village in the district’s Palashbari upazila on Wednesday night. Locals said Hindus organised the three-day programme in a temple of the village from Wednesday evening. Some 10 to 12 masked attackers swooped on those attending the [...]

April 2, 2014 HHR Bangladesh 0

Hindu families threatened by anonymous letters

Hindu families threatened by anonymous letters

Satkhira is enlisted as one of the ‘vulnerable’ areas of the country where specialised forces are running drives Twenty Hindu families received anonymous letters yesterday, threatening them to leave their homes in Satkhira – an area considered to be a stronghold of Jamaat-e-Islami. “You have been living here for a long time. Not anymore. Either [...]

February 1, 2014 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

US Speaks out for Bangladeshi Hindus

US Speaks out for Bangladeshi Hindus

The United States have called for stopping violence against minorities in Bangladesh , asking all political parties to oppose it and the government to use its power to maintain law and order. The State Department’s Spokesperson Jen Psaki told a press briefing in Washington that US was ‘disappointed’ at recent incidents of violence against minorities.The [...]

January 19, 2014 HHR Archives, Bangladesh, News updates 0

The Hindus of Bangladesh Fear for Their Future

The Hindus of Bangladesh Fear for Their Future

Bangladesh’s minority Hindus are being attacked by Islamists who seem as preoccupied with land as they are with politics or religion. Subhash Ghosh was away when, early on Dec. 13, dozens of activists from Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), descended on the home in which generations of his family have lived. They paid particular [...]

January 18, 2014 HHR Bangladesh 0

Bangladesh’s Radical Islamists Get U.S. Backing

Bangladesh’s Radical Islamists Get U.S. Backing

In 1971, the U.S. abetted a genocide in Bangladesh—and it’s now siding with the radical Islamist culprits, who are fomenting the country’s latest political crisis. In 1971, the United States abetted a genocide in what is today Bangladesh. President Richard Nixon and his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, provided diplomatic and military succour to the [...]

January 15, 2014 HHR Bangladesh, News updates 0

Bangladesh : 2 Hindu housewives violated

Bangladesh : 2 Hindu housewives violated

Two Hindu housewives have been sexually abused in Manirampur Upazila in Jessore in the post-election violence against the minority community. The incident took place at Hajrail Rishipalli on Tuesday night, two days after attacks on Hindus in the district’s Abhaynagar Upazila. Families of the victims did not initially report the crime fearing reprisals and social [...]

January 11, 2014 HHR Bangladesh 0
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