Amid the upcoming general elections, attacks on Hindu minorities are rising. Arson in Hindu homes, attacks on Hindu temples, rape and conversions of Hindu girls are happening regularly. Now, a case of attack has been coming from the Bogura district of Bangladesh.
As per the received information, the family of Debashis Sarkar has been living at Chaknandan village under the jurisdiction of Sonatala Police Station of Bogura district for many years. Recently, some anti-social elements threatened them to sell their land. They also harassed the Hindu family earlier. But, the Hindu family did not leave the village.
Hindu minorities are not safe in #Bangladesh.— Hindu Voice (@HinduVoice_in) December 7, 2023
Unknown miscreants set ablaze houses of Hindu minorities at Chaknandan village under Sonatala Police Station of #Bogura district. The incident happened on Tuesday night, 5th November. No one has been arrested so far. pic.twitter.com/XKhha54zYS
On the 5th of December, Tuesday night, unknown miscreants set ablaze the homes of the family members. The fire was so intense that they couldn’t save anything from their homes except their lives. Every single belongings, including clothes, has turned into ashes. However, neighbours tried to extinguish the fire, but they failed.
A family member said, “We have lived in the land for generations. My grandfather bought the land from a person in the village. But Islamists want to grab this land. That is why they are trying to evict us. We want justice.”
Officer in Charge of Sonatala Police Station Saikat Hasan said, “After receiving the news of the incident, I sent a police team. They inspected the area. We will start an investigation after receiving a formal complaint.”