Dhaka ( Bangladesh), March 19 : The ISKCON Radhakanta Temple in Bangladesh’s Dhaka was vandalised by a group of around 200 people on Thursday, ahead of the Hindu festival of Holi, news agency ANI reported.
Radharamn Das, vice-president of ISKCON, Kolkata, said, “Last evening when devotees were preparing for Gaura Purnima celebration, a mob of 200 people entered the premises of Shri Radhakanta Temple in Dhaka and started vandalising it.”
He also said that three devotees had been injured during the incident, adding that the police were called immediately and managed to drive the mob away.
.”Last evening when devotees were preparing for Gaura Purnima celebration, a mob of 200 people entered the premises of Shri Radhakanta Temple in Dhaka and started vandalizing it,” Radharamn Das, Vice-President ISKCON Kolkata told ANI. “Three of our devotees were injured in the scuffle. Fortunately, they called Police and were able to drive away miscreants from the temple premises,” he said.
Das said that the attack is a matter of grave concern and appealed to the Bangladesh government to take stringent action and provide security to Hindu minorities in the country. This incident comes after a series of attacks on minority religious places in Bangladesh that took place last October.
An ISKCON temple in Noakhali city in Bangladesh was vandalized and a devotee was killed by a mob on 16 October last year. Earlier, communal tensions gripped Bangladesh following allegations of the Quran being dis honoured at a puja pavilion in Cumilla on 13 October last year, triggering violence in several districts across the country.
Source : ANI