Violent protest in B’baria over Facebook post on Kaaba

Violent protest in B’baria over Facebook post on Kaaba

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Brahmanbaria: Several temples and houses were vandalised in Haripur union of Nasirnagar upazila on Sunday during a demonstration allegedly over a Facebook post demeaning the holy Kaaba.
Chowdhury Moazzem Ahmed, upazila nirbahi officer of Nasirnagar, said Ras Raj Das, 30, son of Jagannath Das of Harinber village, posted a photo on his Facebook wall on Saturday belittling thee holy Kaaba. UNB News Agency Reported. Several thousand people, including activists of Hefajat-e-Islam and Ahle Sunnat, brought out separate rallies today demanding capital punishment of the youth.
At one stage, the protesters vandalised some houses and temples.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.
Additional police, and members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in the area to fend off further trouble.
Deputy commissioner Md Rezwanur Rahman and superintendent of police of the district Md Mizanur Rahman visited the area.

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