College students in Dhaka protest towards Narendra Modi’s go to 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 social gathering oppressed Muslims in India’
Dhaka: Muslims and scholar activists rallied in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to denounce the upcoming go to of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to affix the celebration of the nation’s fiftieth anniversary of independence.
Modi is because of 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 fundamental 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 of their arms to point out disrespect to Modi. They chanted anti-India and anti-Modi slogans, asking him to not come to Dhaka.
Individually, about 200 left-leaning scholar activists marched via 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 position. The Supreme Courtroom 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 social gathering 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 and cross the border illegally.
“India’s subordinate authorities of Hasina has invited Modi, we’re right here to protest towards that,” Hossain Mohammed Anwar stated in entrance of the mosque.
Modi’s go to is the primary international journey because the 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 find out the winner of no less than seven constituencies within the Indian state’s meeting elections subsequent month.
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