The truth behind the Hindu temples’ destruction in Bangladesh was not exactly the controversial FB post but something else. The country’s top right body on Wednesday said that the attack was pre-planned to grab the lands of the minority community.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) member and chief of a three-member fact-finding committee of the rights panel, Enamul Haque Chowdhury said to PTI, “Our investigation is still under way but our initial findings suggest that an organized quarter carried out the attacks in a pre-planned manner.”
On Sunday, thousands of activists including Hefajat-e-Islam and Ahle Sunna vandalized at least 15 Hindu temples and attacked and robbed hundreds of houses in the central Brahmanbarhia district’s Nasirnagar. According to them, Rasraj Das from Harinberh village in his facebook post demeaning the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. However, media reports later said that an offender hacked his FB account and uploaded the post.
Mr. Chowdhury stated, the investigation is expected to wrap up within two days. He told The Daily Star, “The attack was carried out to drive away the Hindus from their land.”
Mizanur Rahman, the police superintend of Brahmanbaria said that police arrested nine people who had a direct connection with the attack.
In fact, Bangladesh police suspended Brahmanbaria district’s Nasirnagar police station Officer-in-charge Md Abdul Kader for neglecting his duty.
Assistant Police Commissioner (Headquarters) Razon Kumar Das said that the suspension warrant was issued against Abdul Kader on Wednesday.
A five-member delegation of the Awami League led by the party’s organizing secretary Enamul Haque Shamim visited the affected temples and houses. He assured the Hindus that he would send notice to the prime minister about the matter.
Also, Hindu community leaders said that the Islamic groups wanted to evict the minority Hindus.
The violence injured more than 100 people and hundreds of families were left homeless. After Sunday’s attack at least six Hindu families have crossed the border.