Students in Dhaka protest against Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh, slam Sheikh Hasina govt
The protesters criticised Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for inviting Modi, saying the 2 international locations had many disputed points. Additionally they claimed that Modi and his ‘Hindu-nationalist occasion oppressed Muslims in India’
Dhaka: Muslims and scholar activists rallied in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to denounce the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the celebration of the nation’s fiftieth anniversary of independence.
Modi is due to arrive in Dhaka on 26 March, which Bangladesh celebrates as its independence day. It was the date in 1971 when Bangladesh declared itself unbiased from Pakistan. Aided by India, Bangladesh emerged as a brand new nation after 9 months of bloody warfare.
After Friday prayers, about 500 Muslims marched onto the streets exterior the nation’s principal Baitul Mokarram Mosque in downtown Dhaka amid tight safety.
The protesters carried no banners and didn’t declare if they’ve any allegiance to any political events. They took their footwear in their palms to present disrespect to Modi. They chanted anti-India and anti-Modi slogans, asking him not to come to Dhaka.
Individually, about 200 left-leaning scholar activists marched by means of the streets on Dhaka College campus.
Some protesters carried posters studying “Go Again Modi, Go Again India”.
Allegations that authorities allowed and even inspired the bloodshed have lengthy adopted Modi, who has repeatedly denied having any function. The Supreme Court docket of India has stated it discovered no proof to prosecute him.
The protesters criticised Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for inviting Modi, saying the 2 international locations had many disputed points. The protesters stated Modi and his Hindu-nationalist occasion oppressed Muslims in India.
Additionally they criticised the killings of Bangladeshis by Indian border guards. India says such casualties occur when Bangladeshis are concerned in cross-border smuggling and try to cross the border illegally.
“India’s subordinate authorities of Hasina has invited Modi, we’re right here to protest against that,” Hossain Mohammed Anwar stated in entrance of the mosque.
Modi’s visit is the primary overseas journey for the reason that coronavirus pandemic started. He’s scheduled to journey to a spot exterior Dhaka that’s sacred to the Matua neighborhood of India’s West Bengal state.
Matua is a Hindu spiritual sect that’s anticipated to decide the winner of at the very least seven constituencies in the Indian state’s meeting elections subsequent month.
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