Immediate intervention sought to PM saving scared pilgrimage site Kantaji Temple of Hindus

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Hill Voice, 23 March 2024, Dhaka: Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad has expressed deep concern over the illegal construction of a mosque on the Debottor land of the historic Kantaji temple in Dinajpur, a holy pilgrimage site to Hindus with rich in antiquity.

The trio presidents of the Parisad former member of Parliament (MP) Ushatan Talukder, Professor Dr. Nim Chandra Bhowmik and Nirmal Rosario, and General Secretary advocate Rana Dasgupta in a statement expressed their strong condemnation and anger having laid the foundation stone for a mosque on the Devotar land of Kantaji Temple by local MP Alhaj Zakaria Jaka and being the main initiator of this illegal work.

In the statement, they further said that the MP and the Deputy Commissioner have engaged in a despicable attempt to destroy the image of the nation and the country by associating themselves with this anti-communal harmony activities which is undoubtedly against the peace and law & order of the country.

The Parishad has sought immediate intervention of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to ensure the religious freedom of the Hindu community by protecting the sanctity of the Kantaji temple.

On March 23, the leaders of the organization referring a press release signed by a presidium member of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikya Parishad Kajal Debnath said about this statement.