Mayor of Khagrachhari municipality tries to occupy land of Buddhist temple in Khagrachari

Mayor of Khagrachhari municipality is trying to grab land beside the Triratna Buddhist temple, next to the town’s Agriculture Research Institute in Khagrachari municipality under Khagrachari district.

According to the temple committee, in the years since the land was donated, the Roads and Highways Department has built shanty houses on part of the land and the mayor planted trees on some of the area in dispute. The temple in question was built on donated land over 20 years ago and is registered by Bangladesh Buddhist Welfare Trust as an entity with the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Source: Openly investigate land disputes involving minority communities, Dhaka Tribune, 3 August 2015).