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‘Desecration of holy Quran’ in Cumilla, govt urges calm

UNB . Dhaka
14 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 14 Oct 2021 01:59:11
‘Desecration of holy Quran’ in Cumilla, govt urges calm
Police are patrolling Cumilla streets after tension brewed up over “desecration of holy Quran” in the city on Wednesday – BBC Photo

State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan has requested the people of the country to exercise restraint and not to take law into their own hands over the reported desecration of the holy Quran in Cumilla.

“Don’t take law into your own hands. Everyone should maintain religious harmony and peace,” he said in an emergency announcement on Wednesday evening.

“We’re closely monitoring the situation in Cumilla. The local administration has been instructed to investigate what really happened [there].” he said.

“Anyone involved in destroying religious harmony [in the country] must be brought under the ambit of law and arrangements be made to give proper punishment,” the state minister added.

Earlier on the day, several puja mandaps were attacked after a copy of holy Quran was found at a mandap at Nanuar Dighi in Cumilla city, adds BBC citing Nirmal Pal, general secretary of Cumilla district Puja Udjapan Parishad.