Seven dead after violence erupts during Hindu festival in Bangladesh


, 16/10/2021, 2:22 pm

Five Muslims and two Hindus die in violence that followed claim that a Qur’an was desecrated

Deadly communal violence has broken out in Bangladesh after allegations of the desecration of an Islamic holy book led to dozens of Hindu temples being attacked and police opening fire on a crowd. At least seven people died in the disturbances.

The government deployed paramilitary troops to 22 districts after religious tensions and violence broke out in the city of Cumilla on Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of four Muslims after police fired into crowds.

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