What are the Cause of Sectarian Violence in Bangladesh?
Muslims are in this case the cause of violence in Bangladesh, sometimes there seems to be no true reason to harm Hindus in Bangladesh, except for maybe contempt for the other religions. But there are few cases where Muslims feel that they are disrespected and take it into their own hands.
A New York Times article describes one of these incidents, "On Saturday, an Islamic group in Nasirnagar organized a protest against a Facebook post it found offensive. The post included an image of the Hindu god Shiva appearing at a Muslim holy site in the Saudi city of Mecca. The crowd demanded that the young Hindu man who created the image be put to death. Nevertheless, the group was given permission to hold a rally the next day, and mosque loudspeakers were used to mobilize an even larger group, said Anjan Kumar Deb, the vice chairman of Nasirnagar subdistrict. The Muslims in a town in Bangladesh were enraged by this disrespect and demanded that he die for his crimes. A local mosque in the region of Nasirnagar held a rally to protest the action.On Sunday, hundreds of Muslims entered a Hindu neighborhood, where they ransacked 15 temples and the homes of more than 100 families, Mr. Deb said. He said that the mob “used long, hard sticks and locally made sharp weapons” to assault Hindus they found there, and that at least 20 people, including a priest, were wounded."
Both parties are at fault in this encounter, one can see that the human being that put the God in the mosque, was disrespectful. But it did not warrant an attack on an entire community and their holy places. But in other cases. There wasn't a true reason.
Another time Muslim men were aggravated by the fireworks being set off at a Hindu festival, so they moved upon the temple that was nearby and pelted the temple and its goers with stones.
Four other episodes of religious violence were recorded at roughly the same time: On Sunday, crowds ransacked four Hindu temples and households in the nearby town of Madhabpur, the police said. On Monday, unidentified men broke into a temple in Hathazari, near the city of Chittagong, stealing gold jewelry and cash left by worshipers at a Hindu festival, the Hathazari police said.
There was no obvious cause for these acts of violence, or it wasn't mentioned in the reports.
But the police and the government are trying their best to quell this action. They claim the violence has never been this bad. And are making arrests towards both Hindus and Muslims. The government in Bangladesh isn't as biased as in India