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    1. Hindu temple torched in Pirojpur

      [Bangladesh] Miscreants torched a Hindu temple at Laxmipura in Bhandaria upazila on Saturday night. Locals said the family temple of Roy Bari was set on fire around 8:15 pm. The blaze burned down clothes and parts of Hindu goddesses Shyama. However, the house inmates doused the flame in a few minutes. On information, police rushed in and informed the matter to Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju, said ...

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    2. Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh: police

      The murder adds to a grim toll in past weeks, with an atheist student, two gay rights activists, a liberal professor, a Hindu tailor and a Sufi Muslim leader hacked to death.

      An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death on Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the country.

       

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    3. Bangladesh safer than Syria for jihadis … India’s Muslims equal, B’desh Hindus oppressed … Indian liberals back Islamic fanatics: Taslima Nasreen

      Since 2013, more than 20 people – including secular writers, bloggers, professors, members of religious minorities and foreigners – have been killed in targeted attacks in Bangladesh. Why are secular individuals being targeted in Bangladesh? Who is killing them?

      Jihadists have been silencing or threatening voices of sanity because democracy and pluralism are anathema to them. All they want is to establish a theocracy. They want to create Darul Islam, the land ...

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    4. JuD will not allow destruction of Hindu temples in Pak: Hafiz Saeed

      Chief of Pakistan’s banned JuD, Hafiz Saeed, has said his organisation will not allow destruction of Hindu temples and other holy places of non- Muslims in the country.

      It was Muslims’ responsibility to safeguard holy places of their Hindus brethren, he said while addressing a meeting in Matli town of Sindh province yesterday.

      “We will not allow destruction of temples and other holy places of non-Muslims in the country ...

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    5. Hindus fall prey to post-polls violence

      [Bangladesh] Hindu people living in Khidirpara union parishad under Louhojong upazila in Munshiganj have been passing days with anxiety since Saturday’s union parishad election as supporters of an Awami League supported chairman candidate vandalised over 15 houses and threatening them with dire consequences.

      Many people of the community have already left their dwelling houses and are living at their relatives’ houses located at neighbouring places.

      Local sources said Khidirpara ...

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    6. Battle for Bangladesh’s soul

      Battle for Bangladesh’s soul

      ....the country’s success in its fight against extremism should matter to the entire world “Offending religious sentiments shows a perverted mindset,” the Bangladeshi Premier, Sheikh Hasina, recently said at a celebration of the Bengali New Year on April 14. She was careful to add, however, that anyone “killing another person in response to what they have written is not Islamic”.

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    7. Bangladesh Islamist group demands removal of Hindu Chief Justice

      An Islamist group in Bangladesh has stoked controversy after it demanded removal of the country's Hindu Supreme Court Chief Justice and sought cutting down funding for Bengali New Year celebrations terming it as 'haram'.

      Olema League, which claims to be an affiliate of ruling Awami League, staged a human chain protest in the capital against the government's funding for the celebration of Bengali New Year, Pohela Baishakh and ...

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    8. Kashmiri Hindus: Driven out and insignificant

      Muslim militant groups targeted Hindus by killing their men, burning their homes and damaging their places of worship. Mosques would make calls for them to leave the valley.

      Saifullah, a former militant, tells the BBC that he regrets participating in driving Kashmiri Hindus out. "We want them back. We want them to live in peace. Kashmir is theirs too," he says.

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    9. US official emphasises on prevention of extremist

      Dhaka, Mar 30: Visiting US Under Secretary Dr Sarah Sewall on Wednesday laid emphasis on a much ‘broader and bolder approach’ to prevent extremist groups from drawing in newer groups and spreading to new communities globally.

      Sewall also visited Dhakeshwari national temple and listened to the Hindu minorities and their concerns. She talked to the Hindu community members on various issues during her around an hour long stay.

       

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    10. ‘Bomb on Easter a test of Sharif’s clout’

      Author says the attack marks a clear rejection by terrorists of PM Sharif’s outreach to minorities

      The Easter attack in Lahore that killed more than 70 people, including many women and children, was aimed at clearing out minorities, and is a test of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent outreach to the country’s Christians and Hindus, says Pakistani author and former member of Parliament Farahanaz Ispahani.

      “By attacking ...

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    11. 'Minority Muslims can do riots, rape in India, but Hindus in Bangladesh can't even think of doing it'

      New Delhi: Known for taking bold stance against bigotry, noted Bangladeshi authorTaslima Nasreen on Sunday stirred up a hornet's nest when she said that minority Muslimscan commit heinous crimes in India which is hard to even imagine for minority Hindus in Bangladesh.

      Through her Twitter handle, Taslima tweeted, “Minority Muslims can do riot, commit violence, rape, even kill a Hindu in India. Minority Hindus can't even ...

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    12. Combating Terrorism, Preserving Secular Fabric: Bangladesh Sets An Example – Analysis

      The current Awami League (AL) government in Bangladesh pursues a “zero tolerant” policy against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The AL government has attached top priority to the task of containing domestic and international terrorism immediately after assuming power in January 2009. At the national level, the government has initiated several legal, policy and administrative steps to combat terrorism, including its financing. The AL government knows fully well ...

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    13. Hindus of Bangladesh fear communal attacks sparked by the UP polls

      “The UP elections are to be held on party lines. Like in the past, this time, too, Hindus fear attacks on their houses, temples and deities, and torture of their women,” Palash Kanti Dey, spokesperson of the national alliance of the Hindus, said in a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Friday.
       
      Attacks on minorities have become a regular phenomenon and tend to peak during elections, he said ...

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    14. Bangladesh Arrests Suspected Islamist Militants Over Bomb Plot

      Muslim-majority Bangladesh has experienced a surge in Islamist violence, targeting liberal activists, members of minority Muslim sects and other religious groups.

      Militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for some recent attacks, including the killing of a Hindu priest last month, but the government denies it has a presence in Bangladesh.

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    15. Police to question three JMB suspects over Panchagarh Hindu priest murder

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    16. Bangladesh arrests extremists over Hindu priest's murder

      DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday arrested three more militants over the murder of a top Hindu priest, the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority nation.

      Police said the three members of the banned militant group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested in the northern district of Panchagarh where the attack took place, with weapons in their possession.

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    17. Will reclaim Kashmir from ‘cow-worshipping Hindus’: Islamic State

      “There’s a big opportunity … to establish the religion of Allah there (Kashmir) and for the Islamic State to expand to it.”

      Islamic State (IS) group has claimed that people in Kashmir will soon hear “pleasant news about the expansion of Caliphate to their region occupied by cow-worshipping Hindus”, a media report said today.

      Quoting from the 13th issue of the group’s propaganda magazine, Deccan Herald wrote: ““It (Kashmir ...

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    18. Slow genocide of minorities in Pakistan: Farahnaz Ispahani

      Farhanaz Ispahani blames Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq for creating a militant group to target Shias, Ahmadis, Hindus and Christians

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    19. Why India won't remember the day Kashmiri Pandits were left to die

      Not one person has been convicted, leave alone punished for the massacre of more than a thousand Hindus of the Valley.

      January 19, 1990, a date etched in our collective memory, a date that is hard to forget no matter how hard one tries to erase the memories of that night, they come back to haunt you again and again.

      But then January 19, 1990 did not happen in a ...

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    20. Bengal is a graveyard of Hindus thanks to Muslim appeasement policy

      The Kaliachak attack is a natural corollary of the Islamic shift in the demography of the state.

      The attack by Islamists at Kaliachak in Malda district of West Bengal has received some coverage at least in the national media in the last few days. But, the account is part of a bigger picture, that of Islamisation of West Bengal. The state, which once was known for its rich and vibrant ...

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    21. Bangladesh kills two militants of banned Islamist group

      DHAKA: Bangladesh police on Thursday said they shot and killed two members of a banned Islamist group blamed for a spate of recent attacks in the South Asian nation.

      Police have stepped up a hunt for Islamist militants after a wave of violence that included several attacks on mosques, Christian priests and Hindu temples.

       

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    22. Pakistan Hindus slam airbase attack

      AMRITSAR: Hailing the attempt to initiate peace dialogue undertaken by Indian and Pakistan prime ministers, Hindu leaders from across the border condemned the terrorist attack on Pathankot Air Force station, saying the strike was carried out by forces inimical to peace.

      Talking to TOI over the phone from Karachi on Friday, member of Pakistan National Assembly Ramesh Kumar Vankwani said people of both the countries want peace in the region ...

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    23. #SaveWBHindus: Malda violence calls for greater protection of Hindus in West Bengal!

      Malda, January 6: The Malda violence and the communal unrest and pictures of charred shops of Hindu shop owners has led to a great furor in the social media regarding the vote bank politics exhibited by the state government in West Bengal. It is also a wider belief amongst the twitterati that there needs to be a greater amount of protection that needs to be created against a rising Muslim ...

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