Hindus in Dinajpur Protest Assault on Ganga Puja Festivities by Islamists
Ganga Puja Bisarjan Jatra Attacked in Dinajpur; Hindus Pressure Administration to Intervene; Mosque Microphone Removed.
The problem started with the immersion of the holy murthi (Hindu religious icon) of Ganga Puja on October 2nd, 2010. As usual the Hindu crowd went ahead with dhak (percussion instrument similar to other two-sided drums in India) and ceremonial elegance and splendor. While returning through another way following the immersion (with the same pomp) the devotees were prevented by Muslims alleging the grandeur was 'injuring' the sanctity of the local mosque. The entire Hindu group consisting of mostly women was manhandled, abused for trying to 'insult' Islam, and was also even threatened with dire consequences............Continued
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