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Writ petition seeks judicial inquiry into communal attacks

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court seeking directions for a judicial inquiry into the attacks on Hindu temples and houses across the country during Durga Puja. 

Two lawyers, including advocate Anup Kumar Saha, have filed the writ petition.

It was filed on Thursday (Oct 26), said Jyotirmoy Barua, counsel for the petitioners.

The hearing for the writ might be held on Wednesday (Oct 27) at HC bench of Justice Mojibur Rahman Miah and Justice Kamrul Hossain Mollah, he said

Jyotirmoy Barua said that instructions have been sought to ensure the safety of the Hindu community, rehabilitate the victims providing compensation and take departmental action against the police officers who failed to provide security to the community. Besides, BTRC has also been asked to remove posts and videos from the online platform that have affected the communal harmony.

Home Secretary, Law Secretary, Information, Communication and Technology Secretary, Social Welfare Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Chairman of BTRC, Comilla, Chandpur, Noakhali, Chittagong, Rangpur and DC-SP of Feni have been named as the respondents in the petition.