Buddhist body slams attack on Budhist heritage in B'desh
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Buddhism Protection Concerned Coordination- Nepal has expressed serious concern over the arson attack on September 30 on Buddhist temples and monasteries around the Cox´s Bazaar area in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and over the destruction of hundreds of Buddha´s idols there in the course of such attacks.
In a statement, the religious body condemned the attacks by hooligans saying that to carry out such acts leading to the destruction of Buddhist temples and monasteries as well as Hindu temples and shrines was against the human civilization.
President of Buddhism Protection Concerned Coordination-Nepal, Lakpa Sherpa, stated that since such kind of anarchic activities disturb the religious tolerance, the Bangladesh government should identify the community perpetrating the attacks and prevent such activities forthwith. He also demanded stern action against the perpetrators.
Fourteen important Buddhist temples and three Hindu temples were destroyed and 30 families attacked by an unruly mob in the incident.