In a series of orchestrated attacks overnight, 14 Hindu temples in northwestern Bangladesh were vandalized by unidentified persons. The acts of vandalism include the destruction of statues, arson and the spray-painting of offensive graffiti on the walls of the temples. The police have launched an investigation into the matter and are working to identify the culprits.
This is not the first time that Hindu temples in Bangladesh have been targeted. In recent months, there have been a number of similar attacks, which have raised concerns about the safety and security of the Hindu community in the country.
Speak up everyone, Speak up #SaveTemplesinBangladesh 🙏 pic.twitter.com/bmB8JYul3R
— Rohan Pandya (@rohanpandya) February 11, 2023
India, the world’s largest democracy, is emerging as a leading global power, but it has been silent on the repeated attacks on Bangladeshi Hindu temples. The Hindu community in India has expressed their outrage and called on the government to take action.
In light of the recent events, it is imperative that the Indian government takes a strong stance on this issue and stands in solidarity with the Hindu community in Bangladesh. This can be done by summoning the Bangladeshi ambassador and issuing a statement condemning the attacks.
14 Temples attacked in Bangladesh & not a single arrest yet. @DrSJaishankar A Nation of 1.4 billion people have the power to build international pressure. India is not just to provide charity. @MEAIndia Please condemn such act & #SaveTemplesinBangladesh. Speak up DrJaishankar. pic.twitter.com/kkya5aEVbm
— The Random Indian (@randm_indianguy) February 11, 2023
The world is watching as the Hindu community in Bangladesh continues to be targeted and it is the duty of all nations to ensure the protection of religious freedom and the safety of all individuals, regardless of their faith.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.