Many individuals from a hardline Islamist group assaulted Hindu sanctuaries and a train in eastern Bangladesh on Sunday, police and a local writer said, as brutality spread the nation over in the wake of a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Local police and authorities have said that 11 dissidents have been killed since Friday in conflicts with police during exhibitions coordinated by Islamist groups against the Indian PM’s visit. Savagery has seethed on since Modi’s flight as outrage has expand over the deaths.
Modi showed up in Dhaka on Friday to check the 50th commemoration of Bangladesh’s nationhood, and he left on Saturday in the wake of gifting Prime Minister Sheik Hasina some 1.2 million Covid-19 immunization shots.
Islamist groups blame Modi for oppressing minority Muslims in Hindu-larger part India. On Friday, many individuals were harmed in the thickly populated capital Dhaka as police shot poisonous gas and elastic bullets at dissidents.
Many Islamist activists walked down roads across Bangladesh on Sunday. Activists with the Hefazat-e-Islam group wrecked a train in the eastern locale of Brahmanbaria, bringing about 10 individuals being harmed, a police official said.
“They attacked the train and damaged its engine room and almost all the coaches,” the authority said, declining to be named as he was not approved to address the media.
A few government departments, including the land office and an administration supported music academies, were determined to fire and a few Hindu sanctuaries were likewise assaulted, said Javed Rahim, a writer in Brahmanbaria town.
“We are in extreme fear and feeling really helpless,” Rahim told Reuters by telephone, adding: “Even the press club was attacked, leaving many injured, including the press club president.” One dissenter, who got injured during Saturday’s conflict in Brahmanbaria, died on Sunday, an authority said.
Activists likewise set alight two transports in the western locale of Rajshahi on Sunday, while many nonconformists conflicted with police in a few spots, pelting them with stones, three police sources in three regions said.
Dissidents utilized electric posts, wood and blockades to hinder streets and police fought back with elastic bullets and poisonous gas, leaving handfuls harmed in Narayanganj, right external Dhaka, one police official said.
Dissenters likewise vandalized and consumed a few buses in Dhaka as they hindered numerous streets, a police official said. The fights have erupted into more extensive shows against police killings, and the Hefazat-e-Islam implemented a cross country strike on Sunday.
“Police opened fire on our peaceful supporters,” Hefazat-e-Islam’s organising secretary Azizul Haque told a rally. “We will not let the blood of our brothers go in vain.”