Incidents of communal repression in Bangladesh post Babri Mosque demolition

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(Translated from original in Bengali published by the Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council, 53,
Tejturi Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

District: Narsingdi
1. On November 11, 1989: The 400-year-old historic Kali-Temple at Chinishpur was looted and set on fire.
2. On the same day the Shiv-Temple of Brahmanadi was looted and set on fire.
3. On the same day the Kali-Temple of Bhelanagar was looted and set on fire.
4. In the market place of Bhelanagar near Narsingdi town a good number of shops were looted, broken in,
and some of the houses were set on fire on the same day.
5. In the town of Narsingdi, the Bhagbat Ashram was attacked on the same day.
6. The Kali-Temple of Narsingdi town was attacked with arms on the same day (11-11-89).
7. On the 8th of November 1989, the Milan Kali-Temple of Srirampur Bazar in the Raipur Upajila was
attacked and the image of the deity broken up.
8. On the same day the Raipur Bazar Temple was attacked and the image of the deity broken up.
9. On the same day at the village of Hashimpur under Raipur Upajila many houses were attacked, looted,
and set on fire.

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District: Tangail
10. On November 10 and 11, 1989, in the town of Tangail several temples were attacked and set on fire,
and many shops were looted.
11. In the village of Bajitpur hear Tangail many houses belonging to the religious minorities were attacked,
looted, and set on fire, and the temples and the images of the deities were broken up.
12. The temple in the village of Pakrail under Delduar Upajila was attacked, and acts of breaking up and
setting on fire were carried out.
13. In several other villages under Delduar Union the temples were set on fire.
14. One temple in the village of Pakutia in Tangail was attacked, set on fire and destroyed.
15. House-to-house attacks were made on the traditional makers of handloom sarees belonging to the
members of religious minorities in the village of Bajitpur, and their handlooms were destroyed.
16. In the village of Akua in Tangail a temple was destroyed and its foundations removed.
17. A similar incident took place in the village of Kalihati.
18. Mr. Dinesh Ch. Basak, deputy chief medical officer of the Meghna Textile Mills, under Bangladesh
Textile Industry Corporation, died on November 10 in Tongi. The Mill authorities sent his body to Tangail
for cremation, and there a group of miscreants attacked the car carrying the dead body. They also
obstructed carrying out of the cremation.
District: Moulavi Bazar
19. On November 10, 1989, in the District of Moulavi Bazar, at Srimangal Upajila several temples
including Ramkrishna Mission, Mangaleswari Kali-Bari, Durga-Bari, Jagannath Dev􏿽s Akhra, and
Kalachand Mandir were attacked, broken in, and set on fire. At present no temple exists at Srimangal.
20. On November 10, 1989, the Ramkrishna Mission in the city of Moulavi Bazar was attacked and burnt
21. On the same day several Hindu houses and shops in the Srimangal Upajila were attacked, structurally
damaged and looted. This happened in front of the officers responsible for law and order.
District: Naogaon
22. On November 10, 1989, several temples in the city of Naogaon were attacked and structurally
23. Fear and panic spread in the Hindu villages near the city of Naogaon and many villagers went into
hiding for fear of life and prosecution.
District: Sirajganj
24. On November 11, 1989, at dusk, attackers as a large group emerged from a mosque at Chanyaikona in
Upajila Raigarh with agitating slogans, and they attacked many nearby shops and residential places.
District: Rangpur
25. On November 10, 1989, Friday at 4 pm in the city of Rangpur a huge group in a procession shouting
slogans with excitement went on attacking places of worships belonging to the minority communities.
26. On the same day, the famous Rangpur Dharma Shava building at the Station Road was attacked and
severely damaged.
27. The main Kali Temple in Rangpur known as Sri Sri Karunamoyee Kali-Bari was attacked.
28. Sri Sri Anandamoyee Ashram at College Road was attacked and massively damaged.
District: Netrokona
29. The Kali-Mandir at Bara Bazar in the city of Netrokona was attacked, looted, structurally damaged and
set on fire.
District: Magura
30. In Magura Sadar Upajila, Bagia Union, at Bagia Thakur-Bari at the performance of Puja in the
Jagadhatri Temple on November 6, 1989, armed attacks were made and, Ranjit Roy and Jagadish Roy were
killed, and the image of the deity was broken up and thrown away. Seriously wounded Samar Roy had to
be transferred to a Hospital for Disabled in Dhaka.
District: Barishal
31. On November 15 in the city of Barishal the temple of Chandan Nagar Para was attacked, broken up and
set on fire.
32. On November 2, 1989 in the village of Dhamura in Uzirpur Upajila a Kali Temple was attacked by an
armed group under Haji Mobashar Uddin at 8 pm, the image of the deity was broken up and thrown away
and the temple was set on fire.
33. On November 17, the Hindu Hostel under B.M. College was attacked and students were
indiscriminately beaten up and forced out of the Hostel.
34. On November 13, at the Sadar Betagi Upajila, temples were broken in and shops belonging to Hindu
community were looted. In Agoyeeljhara, the Kali-Mandir was destroyed and the image of the deity
District: Chittagong
35. On November 10, in the city of Chittagong, procession took place shouting communal slogans.
36. In Raujan Upajila at the Jagatpur Ashram attacks were made.
37. At the historic Kaibalyadham Ashram in Chittagong attacks were made.
38. At the villages of Sadhanpur and Lankarchar in Patia Upajila some 25 temples were attacked and set on
fire and the images of the deities in these temples were broken. Many houses and shops belonging to the
members of minority communities were attacked and looted.
39. In the villages of Uttar Satta and Fate Nagar in Raujan Upajila, and in Nanupur, Baktapur, S. Rosong
Giri and Ajadi Bazar under Fatikchar Upajila several temples were attacked.
40. On October 29 and 31, in the village of Unainagar Patia Upajila on the Chittagong-Kox􏿽s Bazar
Highway, a bus was stopped and the Buddhist and Hindu passengers were beaten up. In many Buddhist
temples the statues of Buddha were broken up.
41. Under Rajaun Upajila in the village of Gujra on October 29 and November 9, the Jalakumari House,
Radha-Gobinda Ashram and other temples were attacked and set on fire repeatedly.
42. The Kali Temple of Bashkhali Upajila was attacked.
43. On November 10, in the region called Patenga Kath-Ghar many Hindu families abandoned their homes
for fear of communal persecution. In the city of Sandwip the images of the deities in the Jagannath-Bari,
Kali-Bari, and Char-Ani Shidheswari Kali-Bari were broken up and scattered.
District: Kox􏿽s Bazar
44. Many temples in the various Upajilas of Kox􏿽s Bazar were attacked.
District: Noakhali
45. In the city of Hatia several temples were attacked. In Bazra under Begumganj Upajila the Hari-Mandir
was destroyed.
District: Jamalpur
46. The temple at Basakpara in the city of Jamalpur was destroyed.
District: Chadpur
47. On November 10, at the Purana Bazar area in the city of Chadpur many shops and businesses and many
temples in the suburb of Chadpur were attacked. The temple of Raja Lakshmi-Narayan in Habiganj has
been destroyed.
District: Nilfamari
48. In Saidpur area many temples have been attacked and severely damaged.
District: Jhalakati
49. On November 9, in the city of Jhalakati almost all temples and the houses and shops belonging to the
members of the minority communities were attacked.
50. The living quarters and a temple belonging to the famous folk poet (Charan Kabi) Mukunda Das was
attacked and broken up.
District: Narayanganj
51. On November 10, the Ramakrishna Mission and several shops belonging to the members of the
minority communities were attacked.
District: Dhaka
52. Several temples in Dhamrai and Savar were attacked. On November 10, at night, the Dhaka
Ramakrishna Mission was attacked. In Demra an ancient cremation structure has been destroyed. In Lalbag
police station in Nagar-Bel-Tali Rishi-Para several shops and businesses were attacked, looted and
structurally damaged.
District: Laksmipur
53. On November 14, 1989, in the Union of Charbadam, Char Alexander, Char Algi and Hajarihat under
Ramgati Upajila of Laksmipur District, some 36 houses, shops and businesses belonging to the minority
communities wore attacked, looted and set on fire, and women were raped and rendered destitute. Besides
these, some 11 temples were attacked and destroyed by setting on fire including the temple of Rama-
Thakur and Ashram of Burakarta.
District: Sylhet
54. The historic Akhra of Mahaprabhu in Chhatak was attacked and the statue of the Mahaprabhu was
broken and damages were done to the Akhra.
District: Khulna
55. On November 17, 1989 in the city of Khulna. Dharma-Shava Temple, Koylaghat Kalibari, Barabazar
Kalibari, and many other temples were attacked and set on fire. At the corner of Barabazar and Picture
Palace all shops and businesses belonging to the Hindu community were looted. In the localities inhabited
by many Hindus including Tutpara, Baniakhamar and Banargati, armed attacks were made and acts of
looting, breaking-in and setting-on-fire were carried out.
District: Bagerhat
56. On November 17, 1989, the entire temple complex at the Ramakrishna Mission in Bagerhat including
Hari-Mandir was attacked and structures and the statue of Ramakrishna were broken up. Besides these
attacks, acts of destruction were carried out on Fatepur Kalibari, Bemta Kali-Temple Giletala Hari and Kali
temples, Karapara Kali Temple, and Patarpara Kali-Temple, and a famous black-stone Siva-Linga was
District: Maimensing
57. Hindu houses in the vicinity of the Zamidar-bari of Muktagachha were attacked with arms and looted
and acts of breaking-up were carried out.
District: Feni
58. On November 9, in the Union of Radhanagar, and on November 14 in the Union of Dhalia, under
Chhagal-Naiya Upajila, temples were attacked and acts of breaking-up were carried out.
59. In the village of Char Sonapur under Sonagachhi Upajila, a temple was attacked and acts of breakingup
carried out on November 12. In the villages of Desherhat and Semerkhil several temple statutes were
broken up.
60. The image of Goddess Kali in the village of Hirapur in Daganbhuia Upajila was broken up.
61. In the village of Daulatpur under Feni police station the image of Goddess Kali was broken up.
62. The image of Goddess Kali in the temple of Dakshineswari at Shubhapur Bazar in Chhagal-Naiya, was
broken up and the place was looted and set on fire.
District: Bhola
63. On November 17, in the city of Bhola, several shops belonging to the religious minorities were attacked
and money was collected through threats of violence.
District: Comilla
64. On November 11 at Muradpur, under Sadar Upajila, a temple was destroyed. In the village of Ramaganj
a similar incident happened.
65. On November 11, at the festival of Rama-Thakur in the city of Comilla, attacks were made using stones
and bricks and several people were injured.
66. On November 12, a Kali-Temple in the village of Gahin-khali under Barmbara Upajila was set on fire.
Under Muradnagar Upajila at Ramachandrapur Bazar, a temple was totally destroyed.
District: Brahmanbaria
67. In the villages of Shyamgram and Srigram under Nabinagar Upajila several temples were attacked.
District: Madaripur
68. On November 11, the Hari-Temple of Puranabazar in the city of Madaripur was broken up and a
procession against the religious minorities was taken out.
69. The Dhamusa􏿽s Ashram of Kalkini was broken up.
District: Munshiganj
70. The Kali-Temple at Baligaon was broken up.
District: Manikganj
71. In Saduria Upajila at Saduria itself and in the village of Buriara temples were attacked and acts of
breaking-up were committed.
District: Pabna
72. Temples and shops and businesses in the city of Pabna wore attacked and looted.
District: Habiganj
73. Several temples in the District of Habiganj were attacked.

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