23/10/2015 4:09 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bangladeshi Hindus Protest Against Desecration Of Six Temple Idols

CLARIFIES THAT ACTIVISTS WERE PROTESTING COMMUNAL VIOLENCE TARGETING HINDUS. THEY WERE NOT PART OF A STRIKE BY THE OPPOSITION - Bangladeshi activists shout slogans in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 as they protest against communal attacks targeting Hindus in the wake of an election marred by low turnout and a boycott by the opposition. Political violence has convulsed the country in recent months. Nearly 300 people have been killed since last February. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

DHAKA -- Many Hindus took to the streets to protest against the desecration of six temple idols in Gurudashpur upazila in Natore, Bangladesh.

The agitated people also blocked the Natore-Gurudashpur road and demanded arrest of the miscreants behind the attack within 24 hours.

According to the Daily Star, eight masked miscreants entered the temple early morning today and desecrated six idols including idols of Ganesh, Durga and Saraswati, keeping the security men in confinement.

One of the security men, Rajib Uddin was later beaten up by the agitated Hindus in connection with the incident. He is presently undergoing treatment.

Many administrative officials including Deputy Commissioner Mushiur Rahman of Natore visited the site and assured the community of taking strict and immediate actions against the criminals.

Earlier, six idols were desecrated in a temple located in a village of the Satkhira Sadar upazila in Bangladesh.

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