Sheikh Mandal and his accomplice, one of the masterminds of the October 17 violence in the Pirganj sub-district of northwestern Rangpur, were arrested on Saturday from Ghazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka, RAB officials said. He is believed to be the second main suspect behind the violence against Hindus and the mob attacks on temples in Bangladesh.
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Sheikh Mandal spread sectarianism by making Facebook live on October 17th
Sheikh Mandal and his accomplice, one of the masterminds of the October 17 violence in the northwestern Rangpur Pirganj sub-district, were arrested on Saturday from Ghazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka, RAB officials said. After Mandal posted on Facebook on October 17, religious violence in Peerganj erupted and at least 70 houses and shops belonging to Hindus were set on fire.
Shaikat was arrested a day after 35-year-old Iqbal Hussain and nine other students were detained. Iqbal Durga placed the book of Qur’an Sharif in the place of worship and created blasphemy. He was remanded in police custody for seven days as other security agencies did not investigate him.
Protests at ISKCON temples around the world
Since the demolition of the ISKCON temple in Bangladesh, there have been peaceful protests around the world over attacks on minorities in the country. Throughout the day, prayers are held in ISKCON temples around the world from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and in the evening lamps and candles are lit for those who died in the violence in Bangladesh. Radharam Das of ISKCON said, “From Tokyo to Toronto, we are praying and protesting for what happened in Bangladesh. We want the accused arrested in Bangladesh to be hanged.