A mob of over 150 people vandalised the ISKCON Radhakanta temple in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.
A Twitter page, “The Voice of Bangladeshi Hindus” shared videos and pictures of the demolished ISKCON Radhakanta temple destroyed by the majority Muslim population of the country.
Three of the devotees were badly injured while they were preparing for the Holi Purnima. The local police controlled the situation.
The Hindu American Foundation (HAF),in a tweet said that the attack on the ISKCON temple at 22 Lalmohan Saha street of Wari Thana was led by one Haji Shafiullah.
Vice President of ISKCON Kolkata, Shri Radharamn Das condemned the attack and said that the attacks are a matter of concern and the government of Bangladesh should look into the matter.
“These attacks are a matter of grave concern. We request the Bangladesh government to take stringent action and provide security to Hindu minorities in the country.”
Reportedly, the reason behind the attack is a longstanding dispute over the land on which the ISKCON temple is built. The High Commission of India is in touch with Bangladeshi authorities.
Radharamn also questioned the silence of UN over the acts of vandalism.
“The United Nations passed a resolution recently declaring March 15 as International day to combat Islamophobia. We are surprised that the same UN is mute to the suffering of thousands of helpless Hindu Bangladeshi and Hindu Pakistani minorities.”
He further added, “so many of the Hindu minorities have lost their lives, property, have been raped, but alas, all United Nations can do is to ponder upon Islamophobia. The conditions of Hindu minorities worldwide is very concerning, including India where Hindus are minorities. Hindus have to stop looking towards namesake institutions like UN which is mute to the cries of Hindus.”
Last year an ISKCON temple was vandalised in Noakhali city in Bangladesh and a devotee was killed by Islamist mob on October 15.