Protests Against Modi’s Bangladesh Visit Leaves 4 Dead

At least 4 protesters were killed during protests at Chittagong, Bangladesh against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The protesters were allegedly killed after police tried to disperse them when a fight broke out between various groups. 

“We had to fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them as they entered a police station and carried out extensive vandalism,” said Bengali police official Rafiqul Islam.

The protesters who were shot were said to be members of the Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh who have criticized Modi’s Hindi Nationalist stance in India.

Mohammad Alauddin, another police official in Chittagong, said that eight other protesters were shot but were immediately taken to a hospital. 

Local media claimed that at least 40 people were injured during the protests including two journalists. 

Modi’s two-day visit to Bangladesh was for the Golden Jubilee celebrations of independence and the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahma.

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