Friday, December 19, 2014

Army searches Buddhist temple in Ramgarh

News No. 115/2014, Friday, December 19,­ 2014

THE army searched a Buddhist temple in the village of Kalapani under Patachara Union No. 2 of Ramgarh Upazila, Khagrachari district on Thursday.

According to sources, three pick-up loads of army personnel led by Major Ekhtiar from Sindukchari zone raided the village at noon to search for what they termed ‘terrorists’.

‘The soldiers first surrounded a “Jadi” (stupa), which was still under construction, and then entered it with their shoes on, defying norms practiced in Buddhist temples all over the CHT.’ an eyewitness told chtnews.com on condition of anonymity.

Later, the army men entered the main temple with their rifles pointed and, again, with their shoes on, but with permission from the temple authority, he added.

They searched every corner of the temple before returning to their camp after they found nothing incriminating.

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