News ID: 95470
Publish Date : 15 October 2021 - 21:42


DHAKA (Dispatches) -- Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters during the third consecutive day of street rallies Friday against the desecration of the Qur’an at a Hindu religious festival. Protests erupted across the country on Wednesday after footage emerged showing a copy of the Qur’an being placed at the feet of a Hindu goddess at a temple at Cumilla district in eastern Bangladesh. At least four people were killed when police opened fire on a crowd of around 500 Muslim protesters in front of a Hindu temple in Hajiganj, one of several towns hit by the protests.

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