Hindus staged demonstrations and formed a human chain at Louhajang upazila in Munshiganj district on Friday against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s visit to their area.
She visited the Kali Mandir at Goalimandra Moniparha of the upazila which was recently damaged in mayhem unleashed allegedly by the Jamaat-e-Islami activists.
The minority residents under the banner of ‘Sammilita Sankhalaghu Samproday’ paraded around the ravaged temple covering their mouths with black scarf and holding black flag in the afternoon.
They also chanted slogans protesting the former Prime Minister’s visit to the area.
Later, hundreds of people formed a human chain demanding trial of the suspected war criminals.
Suspected activists of Jamaat and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir unleashed countrywide violence after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down death penalty to Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee in a war crimes case on Feb 28.
The marauding activists also vandalised and torched temples and households belonging to Hindu community in different places across the country.
They vandalised the idols and torched the Kami Mondir at Louhajang upazila on Mar 3.
Police have so far arrested four people after local Puja Udjapan Committee President Anil Chandra Das filed a case over the incident.
Though the lower court granted bail to the four, they were later remanded following High Court directives.