[QODLink]
Asia

Bangladesh protests flare over election date

Demonstrators call on prime minister to step down ahead of general elections set for January.

Last updated: 27 Nov 2013 18:12
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Bangladeshis have mounted protests to suspend general elections set for January 5.

Government critics say the prime minister, Sheik Hasina, will rig the elections, and demand she resigns beforehand. Hasina has rejected the call and denies the accusations.

Sporadic clashes between protesters and government supporters across the country on Wednesday killed at least seven people and injured many, the Reuters news agency reported.

Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports from Bangladesh.

70

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.