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Bangladesh: Muslims, Hindus protest amid non secular unrest

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka noticed a second day of unrest on Saturday as hundreds of Muslims and Hindus held separate protests.

Tension escalated within the South Asian nation on Wednesday after footage extensively circulated on social media confirmed the Islamic holy e-book of the Quran being positioned on the knee of a Hindu god in the course of the celebration of the Hindu pageant Durga Puja within the jap district of Kamila.

The picture was seen as derogatory by most of the nation’s Muslim majority.

Officials stated on Saturday that two Hindus had been killed within the current communal violence, taking the loss of life toll to 6. At least 4 folks had been killed on Wednesday when police opened fireplace on a mob of round 500 individuals who attacked a Hindu temple within the southern metropolis of Hajiganj.

As tensions escalated, incidents of vandalism of Hindu temples had been reported in Bangladesh.

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Around 10,000 protesters gathered exterior the primary mosque in Dhaka on Saturday, a day after protests on the similar location resulted in clashes with police.

Many had been seen with banners of Islamic political events as the gang raised slogans of “down with the enemies of Islam” and “hanging the guilty”.

A close-by crossroads noticed a separate protest by round 1,000 Hindus condemning the assaults on temples and the killings of two Hindu males.

Security measures have been tightened in violence-hit areas with deployment of paramilitary forces, whereas Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday met leaders of the Hindu group and promised strict motion.

The minority Hindu group accounts for about 10% of the nation’s 160 million folks.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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