Friday, March 1, 2024

Heritage, treasures all burnt

Sectarian violence at Ramu Heritage, treasures all burnt Buddha relics, several hundred statues of the Buddha, hundreds of ancient manuscripts and religious scriptures, mostly dating back to the 11th to the 12th century and about 5,000 copies of the Tripitaka in different languages were either burnt or looted during sectarian attack by the Muslims on ... Read more

‘Please save my future generation’

The Buddha statues made of gold are lost forever. The intrinsic designs of Khadi wood are lost in the inferno. The Tripitak is lost too. But for Shreemad Satyapriya Mohathero, who had just turned 83, the loss and pain are even greater. He has lost all faith in his knowledge and reading of humanity. “Even ... Read more

Citizens, political parties condemn Ramu violence

Saturday night’s attacks on Buddhist neighbourhoods across Ramu, Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazaar and the subsequent spread of the violence in Patiya of Chittagong continued to draw nationwide condemnation from eminent personalities as well as political parties on Monday. Nine eminent personalities in a statement expressed concerns over the sectarian

Buddhist temples, houses torched in Cox’s Bazar

Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and households in 10 villages in Ramu of Cox’s Bazar were torched by angry Muslims since midnight on Saturday, and authorities clamped a ban on gatherings for an indefinite period to restore order. The police had to open fire on a mob at Hwaikong of Teknaf on Sunday evening as the ... Read more