Monday, May 06, 2013

In Bangladesh, 3 Killed In Demonstration Demanding Blasphemy Law With Death Penalty

Yesterday in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, three people were killed and at least 50 were injured in clashes between security forces and demonstrators who are demanding a blasphemy law with provision for the death penalty. According to Al Jazeera, demonstrators are supporters of a new group, Hefazat-e-Islam, which has a list of 13 demands, including mandatory religious education, a ban on men and women mixing freely together and restoring pledges to Allah in the constitution.