By: Manoj Gupta Edited By: Pathikrit Sen Gupta CNN-News18 Last Updated: JANUARY 11, 2023, 17:00 IST
Local Muslims have allegedly announced that they will make Barisal Hindu-free by killing them, leading to fear among the minority community in the area
AHindu man’s sweet shop was attacked in Barisal area of Bangladesh this week, leading to tensions in the region, CNN-News18 has learnt.
According to reports, a kerfuffle began after an influential local Muslim had some sweets at the shop and left without paying.
Later, on money being demanded, the Muslim man attacked the shop after calling other members of the community, said sources.
They vandalised the establishment on the pretext of their religious sentiments being hurt, they added.
Local Muslims have allegedly announced that they will make Barisal Hindu-free by killing them, leading to fear among the minority community in the area.
According to reports, Hindus have closed their shops and are staying at home.
Police have been deployed in the Launch Ghat area of Barisal, said sources.
As per reports, a total of 154 religious minorities, including Hindus, were killed in Bangladesh between January and December 2022.
39 women belonging to the minority communities were raped; 27 of them were gang-raped. At least 14 of the victims were killed after rape, the reports indicate.
Another 424 religious minorities were attempted to be killed and 360 of them were left injured, reports suggest.
One thought on “Exclusive | Unrest in Bangladesh’s Barisal as Muslims Attack Hindu Man’s Shop after Bitter Fight over Sweets”
Bangladesh has been allowed to become a hardcore communal country where Hindus are routinely killed, maimed, oppressed, denigrated and harassed by the Muslim fundamentalist thugs at will. The recent incident of Muslim customer destroying a Hindu sweet shop as the customer refused to pay for sweets eaten! That customer brought in reinforcement of other thugs and lied to them that the Hindu shop workers harassed the Muslims about their religion and attacked them! The apathy of Bangladesh authorities towards the Hindu community with the primary objective of making Bangladesh free of Hindus and taking over their properties is the root cause of problems being faced by the Hindus. India can make a huge difference by taking this type of heinous issues with the Bangladeshi government, but they have never shown any balls so far!