Communal violence in Cumilla

  • Religious fanatics vandalised a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Religious fanatics vandalised a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A view of the entrance to a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after religious fanatics vandalised the place based on posts inciting communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A view of the entrance to a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after religious fanatics vandalised the place based on posts inciting communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Religious fanatics vandalised an idol of goddess Durga and threw it into a pond at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after spreading communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Religious fanatics vandalised an idol of goddess Durga and threw it into a pond at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par after spreading communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Policemen stand guard at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par, which was vandalised by religious fanatics after the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Policemen stand guard at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par, which was vandalised by religious fanatics after the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Parliament Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon visits a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after inciteful posts on social media sparked attacks by religious fanatics. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Parliament Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon visits a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after inciteful posts on social media sparked attacks by religious fanatics. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Anwar Hossain, deputy inspector general of police for Chattogram Range, speaks to the media at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Religious fanatics launched attacks and vandalised puja venues after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Anwar Hossain, deputy inspector general of police for Chattogram Range, speaks to the media at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Religious fanatics launched attacks and vandalised puja venues after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Parliament Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon speaks to the media at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Religious fanatics launched attacks and vandalised puja venues after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Parliament Whip Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon speaks to the media at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla’s in Nanua Dighir Par on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Religious fanatics launched attacks and vandalised puja venues after stoking communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man holds the stones used in an attack on Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man holds the stones used in an attack on Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Border Guard Bangladesh personnel patrol Salahuddin Road in Cumilla on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues by religious fanatics who stoked communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Border Guard Bangladesh personnel patrol Salahuddin Road in Cumilla on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues by religious fanatics who stoked communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Border Guard Bangladesh personnel patrol Salahuddin Road in Cumilla on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues by religious fanatics who stoked communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Border Guard Bangladesh personnel patrol Salahuddin Road in Cumilla on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 after attacks on Hindu temples and Durga Puja venues by religious fanatics who stoked communal unrest on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Religious fanatics vandalised an idol of goddess Kali at Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti in an attack after the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Religious fanatics vandalised an idol of goddess Kali at Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti in an attack after the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Religious fanatics vandalised the gate of Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti in an attack after inflaming communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Religious fanatics vandalised the gate of Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti in an attack after inflaming communal tensions on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti came under attack by religious fanatics following the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Chandmoni Rakshakali Temple in Cumilla’s Kapriapotti came under attack by religious fanatics following the spread of inciteful posts on social media. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi