Publish date16 Oct 2021 - 12:22
Story Code : 522821

Bangladesh police attacks Muslims protesting Qur'an desecration

Bangladesh police have attacked protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas on the third consecutive day of street rallies voicing anger at desecration of the holy Qur'an at a Hindu religious ceremony.
Bangladesh police attacks Muslims protesting Qur
Initial reports announced death of three protesters on the first day of the protests on Wednesday and the clashes have continued for three consecutive days following desecration of the holy book of Islam at a temporary Hindu temple in Daka, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
The procession erupted from the Hajiganj Biswaroad intersection area in Chandpur district after nigh prayer on Wednesday.
The police targeted protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets as the clashes left four people dead.
The police again clashed with protesters gathering in front of the Baitul Mukarram Mosque in the capital Dhaka on Friday.
News outlets announced more than 5,000 people had joined the anger protests and several were injured as they were trying to break through the police barricade.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has made pledges to take serious action over the violence.
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