A whole bunch of members of a hardline Islamist group attacked Hindu temples and a practice in jap Bangladesh on Sunday, police and an area journalist stated, as violence unfold throughout the nation after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to.
Native police and medical doctors have stated that at the very least 11 protesters have been killed since Friday in clashes with police throughout demonstrations organized by Islamist teams towards the go to of Prime Minister Modi. The violence has continued because the departure of Prime Minister Modi as anger has risen over the deaths.
Prime Minister Modi arrived in Dhaka on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladeshi nationality, leaving on Saturday after gifting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina some 12 lakh of COVID-19 vaccines.
Protesters accuse Prime Minister Modi of discriminatory insurance policies towards Muslims in India.
On Friday, dozens of individuals had been injured within the densely populated capital Dhaka when police fired tear fuel and rubber bullets at protesters.
Hundreds of protesters marched by means of the streets of Bangladesh on Sunday.
Supporters of the Hefazat-e-Islam group attacked a practice within the jap district of Brahmanbaria, leading to 10 individuals injured, a police officer stated.
“They attacked the practice and broken its engine room and nearly all of the carriages,” the official instructed Reuters, declining to be recognized as a result of he was not licensed to talk to the media.
A number of authorities workplaces, together with the land workplace and a government-sponsored music academy, had been burned down and several other Hindu temples had been additionally attacked, stated Javed Rahim, a journalist from town of Brahmanbaria.
“We’re in excessive concern and we really feel actually powerless,” Rahim instructed Reuters by cellphone, including: “Even the press membership was attacked, leaving many injured, together with the president of the press membership.”
A protester, who was injured throughout Saturday’s conflict in Brahmanbaria, died on Sunday, a physician stated.
Islamist protesters additionally set fireplace to 2 buses within the western Rajshahi district on Sunday, whereas a whole bunch of protesters clashed with police in numerous areas and threw stones at them, three police sources in three districts stated.
Protesters used electrical poles, wooden and sandbags to dam roads and police retaliated with rubber bullets and tear fuel, injuring dozens in Narayanganj, exterior the capital Dhaka, a police official stated.
Protesters additionally smashed and set fireplace to a number of buses in Dhaka, as they blocked many roads, a police officer stated.
The protests have was broader demonstrations towards the police killings, and Hefazat-e-Islam imposed a nationwide strike on Sunday.
“The police opened fireplace on our peaceable supporters,” Hefazat-e-Islam organizing secretary Azizul Haque instructed a rally. “We is not going to let the blood of our brothers go in useless.”