Christian village attacked over land dispute in Bangladesh

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One person was injured, a chapel, and several houses were ransacked when a mob attacked a predominantly Christian village in northern Bangladesh over a land dispute.

Some 50-60 men armed with weapons attacked Ichhachhara village in Moulvibazar district on Nov. 9 evening, hours after authorities evicted a Muslim man from a Christian’s land, local Christians said.

Rafiq Ali, the Muslim who recently lost a legal battle over land ownership to a Khasi Christian villager, led the assailants who attacked a grocery shop, besides the houses and the chapel.