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Attack on mandapa mandapa in Kamalganj and vandalism of idols

Kamalganj / Moulvibazar / Correspondent:


Two platoons of BGB have been deployed in the security of various puja mandals in the upazila since Thursday morning in connection with the attack on different puja mandals in Kamalganj of Moulvibazar in protest of desecration of Holy Quran Sharif in the puja mandals in Comilla. Two idols and five mandapas were vandalized between 8.30pm and 10pm on Wednesday. Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner visited the spot at night.

It can be seen on the spot that protest processions have come out in different places of the upazila since Wednesday evening to protest against the desecration of Quran Sharif at Pujamandap in Comilla. At 8:30 pm, idols of Moodil Pujamandap of Munshibazar Union, idols of Kamarchhara Tea Garden Pujamandap and three other idols of the mandapa were vandalized. At the same time the gate of Munsibazar Union’s Basudebpur Pujamandap, later the gate of Vrindavanpur Jagannath Jio’s Akhra Puja Mandap in Patanushar Union, the gate of Bairagir Chowk Public Puja Mandap, the gate of Munsibazar Rampur Public Puja Mandap, the gate of Light and Naracham.

Shyamal Chandra Das, general secretary of Kamalganj Upazila Puja Celebration Committee, said the idol of Muidibazar Moidail Puja Mandap has been vandalized. Besides, the gates of Basudebpur Puja Mandap, Akhra Puja Mandap of Vrindavanpur Jagannath Jio of Patanushar Union and Chawk Public Puja Mandap of Bairagir have been vandalized. The incidents took place between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm on Wednesday. Besides, 3 idols were vandalized on Thursday morning.

Alinagar UP Chairman Fazlul Haque Badshah and UP member Taj Uddin confirmed the vandalism of the idol of Kamarchhara Tea Garden Pujamandap. After the incident, Kamalganj police are trying to bring the situation under control. Besides, Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land), Upazila Parishad Chairman Prof Rafiqur Rahman and other Upazila administrations are inspecting the site.
Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Mir Nahid Ahsan and Kamalganj-Srimangal constituency Member of Parliament. Md. Abdus Shahid visited the spot. Kamalganj Police Station Officer-in-Charge Yardous Hasan said the situation is now under control.

Kamalganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ashekul Haque said, “I have heard about the attack and vandalism.” We are visiting all the places. The situation is under control. Moreover, BGB has been deployed since morning to ensure the security of the puja mandapa.

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