This is a collection of pictures depicting scenes of destruction occured to mainly Hindu villages and hamlets after the General Election of January the 5th. The pictures come from different sources, particularly from daily newspapers and magazines.

Photographs as published in the Dhaka dailies during the aforesaid period

A Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house in Nomopara, a locality in Char Kawa village, about six kilometres east of Barisal city. Photo: StarA Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house in Nomopara, a locality in Char Kawa village, about
six kilometres east of Barisal city. Photo: Star

A couple of hours after 5th January voting ended, BNP-Jamaat men unleashed terror on a Hindu village in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore.They vandalised 130 houses of the minority community and torched 10 more in Malopara village because the villagers had cast their votes.About 600 Hindus of the village swam across the Bhairab River and took shelter in Diyapara village under Sridhar union to save their lives.Villagers and police said wielding sharp weapons and sticks some 250 Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men led by Ariful Aksu and Kashem Ali had attacked the village around 6:00pm.
A couple of hours after 5th January voting ended, BNP-Jamaat men unleashed terror on a Hindu village in
Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore.They vandalised 130 houses of the minority community and torched 10 more in
Malopara village because the villagers had cast their votes.About 600 Hindus of the village swam across the
Bhairab River and took shelter in Diyapara village under Sridhar union to save their lives.Villagers and police
said wielding sharp weapons and sticks some 250 Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men led by Ariful Aksu and Kashem
Ali had attacked the village around 6:00pm.

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A Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house Photo: Star A couple of hours after 5th January voting ended, BNP-Jamaat men unleashed terror on a Hindu village in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore.They vandalised 130 houses of the minority community and torched 10 more in Malopara village because the villagers had cast their votes.About 600 Hindus of the village swam across the Bhairab River and took shelter in Diyapara village under Sridhar union to save their lives.Villagers and police said wielding sharp weapons and sticks some 250 Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men led by Ariful Aksu and Kashem Ali had attacked the village around 6:00pm.
A Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house Photo: Star
A couple of hours after 5th January voting ended, BNP-Jamaat men unleashed terror on a Hindu village in
Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore.They vandalised 130 houses of the minority community and torched 10 more in
Malopara village because the villagers had cast their votes.About 600 Hindus of the village swam across the
Bhairab River and took shelter in Diyapara village under Sridhar union to save their lives.Villagers and police
said wielding sharp weapons and sticks some 250 Jamaat-Shibir and BNP men led by Ariful Aksu and Kashem
Ali had attacked the village around 6:00pm.
This Hindu temple at a village in Gabtoli upazila of Bogra district was vandalised in the early hours of yesterday. PHOTO: FOCUS BANGLA
This Hindu temple at a village in Gabtoli upazila of Bogra district was vandalised in the early hours of yesterday.
PHOTO: FOCUS BANGLA
Idols vanadalised at Sripur in Gazipur yesterday. Photo: Star
Idols vanadalised at Sripur in Gazipur yesterday. Photo: Star
Idols vanadalised at Sripur in Gazipur yesterday. Photo: Star
Idols vanadalised at Sripur in Gazipur yesterday. Photo: Star
Hundreds of local Hindus take refuge at a temple in Goreya upazila since Sunday night in fear of attacks by Jamaat-BNP men. Photo: Star/ Focus BanglaHundreds of local Hindus take refuge at a temple in Goreya upazila since Sunday night in fear of attacks by Jamaat-BNP men.
Photo: Star/ Focus Bangla
Criminals vandalise two idols at a Kali temple at Kailati village in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona early yesterday. Photo: StarCriminals vandalise two idols at a Kali temple at Kailati village in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona early
yesterday. Photo: Star
A Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house in Nomopara, a locality in Char Kawa village, about six kilometres east of Barisal city. Photo: StarA Hindu woman wails sitting on the ruins of her burnt house in Nomopara, a locality in Char Kawa village, about
six kilometres east of Barisal city. Photo: Star
It was one of more than a dozen Hindu houses, which were set afire on Friday morning by people from neighbouring Char Aicha village. Photo: StarIt was one of more than a dozen Hindu houses, which were set afire on Friday morning by people from neighbouring
Char Aicha village. Photo: Star
Jamaat-Shibir men go on the rampage, in Kornai Bazar of Dinajpur Sunday evening. Photo: Star/ Focus BanglaJamaat-Shibir men go on the rampage, in Kornai Bazar of Dinajpur Sunday evening. Photo: Star/ Focus Bangla
A tin‐roofed house in flames. Burnt Hindu idols in the temple in Nomopara. Photo: Star A tin‐roofed house in flames. Burnt Hindu idols in the temple in Nomopara. Photo: Star
A tin‐roofed house in flames. Burnt Hindu idols in the temple in Nomopara. Photo: Star A tin‐roofed house in flames. Burnt Hindu idols in the temple in Nomopara. Photo: Star
Villagers take an injured Hindu man to hospital at Satpatki Majhipara in Lalmonirhat yesterday. Villagers claimed that armed BNP men attacked 40 homes of the Hindus and looted valuables after the Hindus refused to be extorted by them. Photo: StarVillagers take an injured Hindu man to hospital at Satpatki Majhipara in Lalmonirhat yesterday. Villagers claimed
that armed BNP men attacked 40 homes of the Hindus and looted valuables after the Hindus refused to be extorted
by them. Photo: Star
Rubble of the house of a Hindu family attacked early Monday in Kornai village of Dinajpur. Photo: StarRubble of the house of a Hindu family attacked early Monday in Kornai village of Dinajpur. Photo: Star
A man being taken to a hospital after Jamaat activists beat him up for going to a polling station to vote in Satkania of Chittagong yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti DasA man being taken to a hospital after Jamaat activists beat him up for going to a polling station to vote in Satkania of Chittagong
yesterday. Photo: Anurup Kanti Das
Bangladesh Minority Watch has investigated a number of cases in the month of March. Short descriptions of the cases are stated here.

Bangladesh Minority Watch has investigated a number of cases in the month of March. Short descriptions of the
cases are stated here. 

Panic prevails among victims of post-polls attacks in other areas

With whatever they could take, these children, like others of 500 Hindu families, had left their homes to flee BNP- Jamaat atrocities in Thakurgaon sadar upazila two days back. They were returning to their village yesterday on the administration's assurances of security. Yet, fears and worries writ large on their faces tell of the grave situation they are in. Photo: Star
With whatever they could take, these children, like others of 500 Hindu families, had left their homes to flee BNP-
Jamaat atrocities in Thakurgaon sadar upazila two days back. They were returning to their village yesterday on the
administration’s assurances of security. Yet, fears and worries writ large on their faces tell of the grave situation
they are in. Photo: Star

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In Thakurgaon and Dinajpur, security of women are now the biggest concern of victim families as the attackers had threatened to kill and rape their women if they do not leave the country for India.
Raj Kumar, a village doctor of Kornai village in Dinajpur, said his daughters and wife have gone to a relative’s house for safety. There are many others like him.Nikhil Sarkar, 48 of Gopalpur village in Thakurgaon, said “We don’t feel safe at all. They [BNP-Jamaat men] asked us to go to India; otherwise, they would rape our women and kill us.” (The Daily Star , Dhaka 8 Jan 2014)

Miscreants vandalised and torched the houses of minorities after looting their valuables under Sadar  upazila in Dinajpur. Shelterless residents fled to safer places (left) on Monday.
Miscreants vandalised and torched the houses of minorities after looting their valuables under Sadar
upazila in Dinajpur. Shelterless residents fled to safer places (left) on Monday.
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