At least 149 Hindus were killed in different incidents and 7,036 were injured in the country in 2020, which is far higher than the previous years’ figures of 108 Hindus killed and 484 injured, said Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote on Wednesday.
The organisation’s secretary general Gobinda Chandra Pramanik revealed the statistics at a press conference, said a press release. The press conference was held on atrocities on religious minorities in Bangladesh between January 1 and December 29, 2020 at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity in the capital.
The atrocities on the Hindu community had increased in 2020 in comparison with 2019, he said. He said that 94 Hindus were victims of abduction and 2623 were forced to get converted into other religions in 2020 whereas the number was 76 and 18 respectively in 2019.
Gobinda said that at least 53 Hindu women and children were raped and 370 murtis were vandalised in the year whereas the number was 42 and 246 respectively in the previous year. He said that 2125 Hindu families were either evicted or forced to leave the country in 2020 whereas the number was 379 in 2019.
At least 163 temples were attacked or vandalised or set on fire in 2020 whereas the number was 153 in 2019, he said.
Report of Hindu persecution in BD🇧🇩 in 2020..
Attacked & injured 7036
Forced conversion 2623
Gang Rape 53
Attack on houses 505
Attack on temples 163
Destruction of idols 370
Forced to flee 2125 family
Forcefully land grabbing 1023673 acre = Total cases 1055 pic.twitter.com/L0DkrpwTEE
— Raju Das 🇧🇩 (@RajuDas7777) December 31, 2020
Here is the full list of attacks as given in the report compiled by Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote:
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