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Cumilla Incident

Protesters demand punishment for culprits

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Conscious citizens of the country protested recent communal attacks on puja mandaps, temples, and business establishments of the Hindu and demanded exemplary punishment for the culprits.

Writers, artistes, rights activists and politicians protested the attack and demanded justice at a protest programme titled ‘Stance of People’ in front of National Museum at Shahbagh in the capital on Saturday.

They opined that the communal forces dared to commit the crimes again as they did not face trial for such crimes committed earlier.

Politician Baki Billal, labourer leader Joli Talukder, poet Rahman Mufiz, rights activist Marzia Prova, fugleman of Udichi Shilpigoshthi Arif Nur, recitation artist Mizan Sumon and some others spoke on the occasion.

Earlier on October 13, the communal forces carried   out attacks on different puja mandaps, temples, and business establishments in Cumilla, Chandpur, Noakhali districts following alleged desecration of Holy Quran at a puja mandap in Cumilla.

At least five people were killed and many others injured in the violent clashes.