Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
Focus on the big picture

Muslim mason sculpts shrines to honour Hindu dead in Bangladesh

SCMP, 25 Nov 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here:
https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube

Minority Hindus in Bangladesh have endured decades of violence and persecution, but one Muslim mason has been honouring the community’s dead by sculpting shrines. Since he started working in the trade 35 years ago, Taher Ali Khan has crafted thousands of shrines at Barisal Mahashashan, the country's largest Hindu crematory. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured Hindus that their lives and property will be protected. But such efforts have so far only triggered resentment among many Muslims, and thousands of attacks targeting the Hindu community have been reported since 2013.

Support us:
https://subscribe.scmp.com

Follow us on:
Website: https://www.scmp.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/scmp
Twitter: https://twitter.com/scmpnews
Instagram: https://instagram.com/scmpnews
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/south-china-morning-post/

#scmp #Asia #Bangladesh
Related Articles