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On 29-30 September 2012 Muslim extremists attacked the Buddhist community in Ramu, Ukhia, Teknaf and Cox’s Bazaar municipality area under Cox’s Bazaar district and Patia in Chittagong district. It was in retaliation of a Facebook posting defaming the Quran allegedly by a Facebook user Uttam Barua. In this attack at least a dozen Buddhist temples were destroyed and around 200-250 Buddhist homes were ransacked and robbed. Besides 2 Hindu temples were vandalised in Patia.

Bangladesh army forbids loud speaker at Buddhist temple in Jurachari

On 17 May 2000, Bangladesh army of Shilchari army camp at Jurachari of Rangamati district strictly ordered the nearest Buddhist temple authorities not to use loud speaker in any religious function during the following times.

  1. 04:45 am to 05:10 am
  2. 13:15 pm to 13:45 pm
  3. 18:30 pm to 18:40 pm
  4. 19:35 pm to 19:50 pm

The camp commander mentioned that they are facing troubles performing their namaj (prayer) due to loud speaker during these times. However there is no restriction for the Muslim settlers to use loud speakers from their mosques.


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