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The Plight of Buddhist Minorities in Bangladesh

by Ven. Upali Sraman, Buddhistdoor International, Oct 18 2013

Dhakka, Bangladesh -- During last few years, there have been a number of reports of communal violence against Buddhists in Bangladesh. Although such tensions have always existed, recently we have seen an increase in the vandalization of Buddhist houses and temples or murders and displacements of people. It is not improbable to surmise that many smaller events go unreported in the popular media.

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Sense of insecurity still haunts Ramu Buddhists

by Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka Tribune, September 28, 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Most people, including Muslims and Buddhists, still cannot understand why the Buddhists were attacked.

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Hurt deep down Buddhist heart

by Muhammad Ali Zinnat, The Daily Star, September 3, 2013

Bangladeshi Prime Minister to reopen repaired temples in Ramu, Ukhia today; still may not see many happy faces

Ramu, Bangladesh -- When Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits Ramu today, she can expect to see some happy faces, as the government has rebuilt 19 Buddhist temples that were torched and vandalised in Ramu and Ukhia in September last year.

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Remain vigilant against religious bigots: President

The Financial Express (Bangladesh), 24 May 2013

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- President M Abdul Hamid Advocate on Thursday urged all to be vigilant against the reactionary bigots with a view to maintaining traditional communal harmony in the country at any cost, reports UNB.

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Another looted Buddha statue found

The Daily Star, Nov 8, 2012

Ramu, Bangladesh -- Police recovered a brass statue of Lord Buddha in Ramu upazila of Cox's Bazar early Thursday, 40 days after it was looted during an attack on Buddhist community.

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