At Least 10 Killed in Protests Against Modi’s Visit to Bangladesh
New york times March 27 2021 by By Julfikar Ali Manik and Emily Schmall
DHAKA, Bangladesh — At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured in protests against a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to Bangladesh as part of celebrations for the country’s 50th anniversary.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llckFzHgtbEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQyz_DcKY8I
Clashes between protesters and security forces began Friday after weekly prayers in three cities — Dhaka, the capital; Brahammanbaria, near the Indian border; and the coastal city of Chattogram.
An Islamist group called Hefazat-e-Islam led street processions denouncing Mr. Modi. On Friday, four people were killed in Chattogram and one was killed in Brahammanbaria. In Dhaka, where hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Baitul Mokarram mosque, clashes began after one group of protesters began waving their shoes in a sign of contempt for Mr. Modi, according to local television news reports.
One channel reported that at least 40 people had been injured in the clashes, including some journalists.,,,,,