» 07/30/2009, 00.00
Muslims attack Hindus, ransack a temple and destroy four houses
The incident took place at night on 25 July. Five people were hospitalised because of their injuries. For Annie Halder, a local Catholic human rights activist, the episode highlights the deep sense of insecurity felt by religious minorities living in the largely Muslim country.
Muslim anger explodes against Bangladesh's Hindu community
Violence continues after the death sentence is imposed on the leader of an Islamic party convicted of war crimes. Homes and temples have been destroyed in various parts of the country.
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Bangladesh’s land grabs: mosque built on Hindu-owned land
A group of 20 Hindus held a press conference in the capital to appeal to the prime minister. Land grabbers seize land from minorities. If the victims protest, their lives are threatened and women are in danger of rape.
Dhaka: armed Muslim gangs against Christians, victims of robberies and violence
In Solepur parish violence against the Christian community is up. Muslim gangs persecute Christians in order to force to leave so that they can take their land. Despite reports and complaints, police does nothing.
Orissa: Maoist couple surrenders because of their involvement in swami’s murder
Husband and wife surrender to police in Rayagada district. They admit being involved in the assassination of the Hindu leader, an event that set off an anti-Christian pogrom in Orissa. GCIC president deplores the fact “that in the region the reign of terror continues.”
Christmas, moment of peace and hope for young widows of Orissa
The husband of Asmitha Digal, a 25-year-old mother of two daughters, was killed by Hindu fundamentalists during the first days of the pogrom against Christians. The woman testifies to the violence she has suffered, but says that she will not give in to the logic of violence. A Christian activist denounces treatment as "second-class citizens."
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