Secularists and Islamists clash at Bangladesh blasphemy protest

Published on 6 Apr 2013

Hundreds of thousands are marching in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka to demand the government start policing the blogosphere. The marchers want a blasphemy law - requiring the death penalty for people who insult Islam online. At least four bloggers were arrested this week for criticising the country's religious parties. The government accused them of inciting violence, but critics say it's stifling free speech. An Al Jazeera correspondent reports from Dhaka.


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Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 14, 2013 at 3:27pm

At least the political leader has supported the rationalist but it seems the disruption continues.

Comment by Loren Miller on April 14, 2013 at 9:05am

Never fails to amaze me.  One side insists on their ideology being recognized in law and exempt from scrutiny.  The other side just wants to WORK and to carry on with their lives.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 14, 2013 at 8:55am

Bangladesh PM rules out blasphemy law

Sheikh Hasina refuses to introduce death penalty for blasphemy amid calls for action against bloggers.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on April 14, 2013 at 8:47am

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