Buddhist monastery head gets death threat from Islamists

Narinjara News

Yangon, 1 July 2016

Security arrangements have been beefed up in Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery after death threats to its chief priest

Security arrangements have been beefed up in Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery after death threats to its chief priest

The chief priest of Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery in Dhaka of Bangladesh received a death threat letter from the Islamists. The letter was sent on Tuesday by AB Siddique, who claimed himself to be an Islamic militant, said a report in Dhaka Tribune.

Karuna Bhikku,  the abbot of Basabo monastery in Dhaka confirmed receiving the letter at around 12.30 pm from the individual.

The letter read, “You (chief priest of Dharmarajika Buddhist monastery) will be hacked to death brutally within a month. The golden portrait of Gautam Buddha cannot protect you.”

Receiving the information, Dhaka police additional deputy commissioner visited the monastery and ordered to tighten the security of the locality.

Sabujbagh police station in-charge Abdul Quddus stated that a case has been registered following the incident.