Pune: ISKCON Condemns Attacks On Hindus In Bangladesh

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Camp, 23rd October 2021: International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has condemned the attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh. Apparently, during the Navratri festival, a few anti-social elements vandalised the Durga Pooja pandals and targeted Hindus.

The riots that took place after it killed three Hindu devotees while injured many.

In a press release, the officials of ISKCON said, “ISKCON temple was vandalised and damaged at Navkheli in Bangladesh. Over 150 pandals were vandalised during Navratri. In several districts of Bangladesh over 25 temples were vandalised while in last nine months 3700 complaints were filed”.

The officials also said that the attack against Hindus included harassment, kidnapping of Hindu girls, forceful conversion among others. They said, at Navkheli the founder of ISKCON Shree Shree Radha-Krishna temple in Bangladesh Acharya Shreeyal Prabhupadh’s idol was vandalised and burnt.

To condemn this attack, ISKCON protested in 170 countries in 740 temples on October 23. In Pune too ISKCON temple authorities and devotees protested which was joined by Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), Jain, Sikh, Budha communities.

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Following the Covid-19 norms, the officials did not take out the rally but protested by chanting the hymns.

“We demand that strict action should be taken against those who were involved, renovation of the temples that were damaged and change in the laws for minorities in that country.”

ISKCON Pune temple vice-president Shwetdeep Das, communication officer Ravindra Chaitnya Das and head of the temple Radheshyam Das made the demand during the press conference.

A letter was given to the district collector and Maharashtra State Chief Minister which carried signatures of Hindu devotees.

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