Dhaka, July 9: Strong protests were staged in Bangladesh on Monday against the serial blasts that ripped apart the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya, one of the famous Buddhist shrines in the world, on early Sunday morning.
A report said Buddhist organisation held a human chain as a symbol of protest against the terror attacks where Buddhist leaders condemned the act as a blow to the religious sentiments of the Buddhists across the world. They also sought punishment for the those who are responsible for the attacks. The protesting leaders said that they would meet the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and express their worry over such incidents.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia slammed the attacks, describing them as cowardly acts. She said those who encourage blood-spilling in the name of religion and community are tarnishing the image of mankind and need to be strongly dealt with.
Two monks were injured in the ten serial blasts that had rocked the Mahabodhi temple complex on Sunday. Bodh Gaya is famous for it was here where Gautama Buddha attained Enlightenment.