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Mob Attacks ISKCON Temple in Bangladesh's Noakhali, Kills One

A mob of 200 people has allegedly attacked an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh's Noakhali on Friday, 15 October.

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A mob of 200 people has allegedly attacked an ISKCON temple in Bangladesh's Noakhali on Friday, 15 October.

According to the temple, the mob 'violently attacked' the temple and its devotees besides killing one of its members named Partha Das. The body of Das was reportedly found in a pond next to the temple.

Reporting the incident on Twitter, ISKCON temple also urged the Bangladesh government to immediately take action in this regard.

"ISKCON temple & devotees were violently attacked today by a mob in Noakhali, Bangladesh. Temple suffered significant damage & the condition of a devotee remains critical. We call on the Govt of Bangladesh to ensure the safety of all Hindus & bring the perpetrators to justice," the temple said in a tweet.

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Background

The attack at the temple comes just a few days after similar incidents of communal attacks were reported across several Hindu temples in Bangladesh. The attacks began after there were reports that a Quran was allegedly desecrated at a Durga Puja pandal in Cumilla.

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Edited By :Saundarya Talwar
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