Bangladesh: Protests Continue Against Modi’s Visit, 4 killed

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

26th Mar, 2021. 09:08 pm
Bangladesh: Protests Continue Against Modi's Visit, 4 killed

4 people died in Bangladesh during the protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Chittagong.

According to the foreign news agency, a police official told that they had to fire tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters as they entered the police station.

It is to be noted that Narendra Modi has arrived in the capital Dhaka on a two-day visit on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

Another police official in Chittagong said eight people injured in the shooting were taken to hospital, four of whom succumbed to their injuries.

Eyewitnesses said protests also took place in Dhaka, where dozens of people, including two journalists, were injured in clashes with police.

It is to be noted that rubber bullets and tear gas were used by the police during the protest of citizens which also included students.

Police said the protesters threw stones at officers and went out of control in the capital Dhaka in March, which resulted in 4 people were injured.

“We used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters. There were 200 protesters, 33 of whom have been arrested for spreading tension,” said police officer Syed Noorul Islam.

A spokesman for the protesters said 2,000 students had joined the protest.

The anti-Modi protests in Bangladesh began last week when thousands of people, including students from Dhaka University, took part.

Demonstrators said that Modi and his Hindu nationalist party were persecuting Muslims in India and that Bangladeshi nationals were also being killed by Indian forces on the border.

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