Northeast News – Hundreds of hardline Islamists arrested in Bangladesh for protesting during PM Modi’s visit to country

by Guwahati_City


The authorities in Bangladesh have launched a massive crackdown on the hardliners, who launched violent protests during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Country last month.

Hundreds of hardline Islamist leaders in Bangladesh have been arrested by the authorities in the Country for staging violent protests against the visit of PM Narendra Modi last month.

Violent protests, led by hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam, rocked several parts of Bangladesh during the visit of Modi to the Country in March.

The protestors accused Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stoking communal violence against Muslims in India.

At least 13 protestors were killed during the protests in Bangladesh.

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Following a raid at a top Islamic seminary in Dhaka, the police reportedly arrested Mamunul Haque, the firebrand joint secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam, on Sunday.

Haque was the seventh senior leader from Hefazat to be arrested this week, local police in Dhaka informed.

On the other hand, nearly 300 Hefazat-e-Islam supporters and activists were arrested from the district of Brahmanbaria, police said Sunday.

The protestors have been arrested by the police after identifying them through available video footages.

Dhaka and the eastern district of Brahmanbaria witnessed some of the worst violence.

The protests were led by Islamists, students of madrassas and left-wing groups opposed to Modi’s visit to Bangladesh.

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Those who organised the rallies and even supporters of the ruling Awami League have accused security forces of brutally attacking protesters.

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The incident prompted a group of eminent citizens and activists to issue an open statement demanding justice for the attacks on protesters.



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