Dhaka, Oct 6 (UNI) Hindus in Bangladesh have demanded adequate security cover from the caretaker government for the upcoming five-day Durga Puja festival.
Leaders of Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad called upon the authorities concerned to provide uninterrupted water and electricity supplies to every puja mandap during the festival starting October 17, Daily Star reported.
They also demanded that the government should release parishad's Vice-President Nimchandra Bhoumik, who was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in student unrest at Dhaka University.
This year, around 20,000 puja mandaps have been set up throughout the country, including around 153 in the capital.
The main puja mandap in the capital will be at Dhakeshwari National Temple. Mandaps have also been set up at other places including Jagannath Hall, Ramkrishna Mission, Ramna Kali Mandir, Siddheswari Kali Mandir, Bangla Bazar and Farm Gate areas.