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ISKCON Calls For Strict Action Against Perpetrators Of Durga Puja Violence In Bangladesh

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has been organizing interfaith festivals on a regular basis, a spokesperson of the organization said.

ISKCON Calls For Strict Action Against Perpetrators Of Durga Puja Violence In Bangladesh
Violence In Bangladesh During Durga Puja Festival of 2021 | Twitter
ISKCON Calls For Strict Action Against Perpetrators Of Durga Puja Violence In Bangladesh
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2021-10-19T09:14:08+05:30

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on Monday appealed to the Bangladesh government to take strict action against the perpetrators of violence, arrange for the security of the minorities and restore peace there.

Among those killed in the recent attacks on Hindu temples in Bangladesh, two were ISKCON devotees. Prayers were held for the departed souls at the order's global headquarters at Mayapur in West Bengal's Nadia district during the day.

"The worldwide devotees of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent series of violent events directed against the Hindu community, including our own ISKCON temples," Co-Director of ISKCON Mayapur, Vrajavilas Dasa, said in a statement.

More than 7000 ISKCON devotees from 82 countries including Australia, France, South Africa, England, America, Russia, China, Italy, South Korea and Japan assembled at the global headquarters and protested against the violence in Bangladesh, it said.

"Between Oct 13 and 15 many temples, shops, and homes were attacked in Bangladesh. Temples and private properties were vandalized, set on fire and destroyed, and we lost two of our dear devotees. We express our gratitude for the recent statements of support for the Hindu community by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina," Dasa said.

ISKCON has been organizing interfaith festivals on a regular basis, a spokesperson of the organization said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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