- Title: Bangladeshi Muslim activists protest against India's ruling in Kashmir
- Date: 9th August 2019
- Summary: PROTESTERS GATHERED OUTSIDE MOSQUE (SOUNDBITE) (Bengali) SHEIKH GOLAM ASHGAR, A LEADER, SAYING: "By imposing a curfew in Kashmir they (Indian Government) are killing children and women of Kashmir, but this killing will not help Modi's government to stand for a long time. This decision of Modi's government will speed up the liberation movements all over India and (movements against) the repression of the Muslims (of Kashmir). India will be divided into pieces, Insha Allah (if God wills)." POLICE STANDING GUARD NEAR PROTESTS VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING ON THE STREET
- Embargoed: 23rd August 2019 11:06
- Keywords: Bangladesh protest India Kashmir special status Dhaka
- Location: DHAKA, BANGLADESH
- City: DHAKA, BANGLADESH
- Country: Bangladesh
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA004ARHVUBR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Bangladeshi Muslims held demonstrations around Dhaka on Friday (August 9) in protest to India's recent decision to take away Kashmir's special status and instill a curfew upon residents.
Gathering outside the national mosque, Baitul Mukarram in the capital after Friday prayers, activists led by the 'Kashmir Solidarity Council Bangladesh' chanted slogans and held banners against Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi's government, urging freedom in Kashmir.
Participants said India's decision was likely to encourage liberation movements all over India and also movements protesting the repression of Muslims in Kashmir.
Authorities plan to relax curbs in India's Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir to allow people to offer Friday prayers, media said, as a five-day lockdown damped protests over the withdrawal of the Himalayan region's special status.
(Production: Rafiqur Rahman, Lion Schellerer)
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