A protest demonstration was held in the Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country starting today.
Many people were injured after the demonstrators clashed with the police in Dhaka’s Motijheel. The police also detained dozens of people during the protest demonstration.
“Some 40 protesters were injured, including 18 hospitalised with injuries from police beatings and rubber bullets,” Bin Yamin Molla, a senior official of the Student Rights Council, which organised the protest, told media.
The protesters said Modi is stoking religious tensions and inciting anti-Muslim violence. They maintained that Modi was responsible for the killing of more than 1,000 Muslims in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. Modi was Gujarat’s chief minister at the time of the deadly anti-Muslims riots.