0 C
New York
Tuesday 30 November 2021

Buy now

Ad

HomePoliticsWorldFacebook, loudspeakers: How 2 Muslims instigated mob against Hindus in Bangladesh

Facebook, loudspeakers: How 2 Muslims instigated mob against Hindus in Bangladesh

One of the accused told a magistrate his Facebook post triggered violence against Hindus in Rangpur during Durga Puja on 17 October

|

Two Muslim men accused of inciting hatred have admitted to their role in the communal violence that erupted in earlier this month. In their statements to the courts, the duo confessed to instigating violence against the minority Hindu community.

Shaikat Mandal and Rabiul Islam are among the 683 people arrested by police in in connection with the violence. The duo was picked up during a police raid in Gazipur on 22 October and booked under the Digital Security Act.

“Shaikat Mandal and his accomplice Rabiul Islam have admitted their role before a senior judicial magistrate Delwar Hossain in (north-western) Rangpur,” a court official said.

Mandal, a philosophy student at the Carmichael College in Rangpur in Pirganj sub-district, was expelled from the ruling Awami League’s student wing, Chhatra League, following his arrest.

Mandal told a magistrate on 24 October that his Facebook post triggered violence against Hindus in Rangpur during Durga Puja festivities on 17 October.

A Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) official told Bangladeshi news outlet bdnews.com that Shaikat Mandal uploaded the objectionable content on Facebook to increase his followers.

Mandal’s accomplice, Rabiul Islam, is a cleric. The 36-year-old has been accused of arson and looting.

In his statement to the magistrate, Islam confessed to making announcements on the loudspeaker that further instigated attacks against the Hindu minority.

Apart from Mandal and Islam, five other individuals have admitted to inciting violence during Durga Puja festivities in Bangladesh. The police have made a total of 683 arrests in connection with the violence.

Reports suggest that the violence was triggered by an alleged “blasphemous post” going viral on social media on 13 October. As many as 70 homes of Hindus were attacked in parts of as a result.

Violence broke out in Bangladesh’s Comilla after a copy of the Quran was kept inside a Durga Puja pandal.

Police later arrested a man identified as 35-year-old Iqbal Hossain in connection with the case. Officials revealed that cameras captured Hossain placing a copy of the Quran at the Durga Puja pandal and one Fayez Ahmed posted a video of the same on social media with the intention of instigating violence.

Addressing the country last week, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked people not to trust social media posts without fact-checking.

Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of its reports and articles to at least 100 a day, which will make us mainstream, which is necessary to challenge the anti-India discourse by established media houses. Besides there are monthly liabilities like the subscription fees of news agencies, the cost of a dedicated server, office maintenance, marketing expenses, etc. Donation is our only source of income. Please serve the cause of the nation by donating generously.

Support pro-India journalism by donating

via UPI to surajit.dasgupta@icici or

via PayTM to 9650444033

"Sita shouting abuses
Godhra carnage was like a movie scene
Dog does religious ritual for sex and then pees on Hawan Yajna"

This is comedy by an Islamist. Now he says he plans to quit comedy.

And Tukde mafia is doing vilaap

Aisa desh hai mera..

पौधों में जीवन के अस्तित्व को सिद्ध करने वाले महान वैज्ञानिक डॉ. जगदीश चंद्र बोस जी को जयंती पर शत शत नमन।

Congress, other opposition MPs in Rajya Sabha stage walkout over suspension of 12 MPs for "unruly" conduct in last session

RESIDENT DOCTORS' PAN INDIA STRIKE
"We got an immediate & positive response from the health minister. Considering this, we decided to not escalate our movement and wait for a positive outcome," says Dr. Kulsaurabh Kaushik, General Secy. Forda, Delhi to @_tanima_biswas

Read further:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Now

Columns

[prisna-google-website-translator]
%d bloggers like this: