Religious schools rise in Bangladesh

Estimated 15,000 madrasas teaching four million students amid heated debate over spread of political Islam.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2014 19:45
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With a controversial war crimes trial and the rise of an Islamic group called Hefazat-e-Islam, the past year has seen political Islam become a heated topic in Bangladesh. Al Jazeera's Maher Sattar takes a look at the madrasas, or Islamic schools, that form the backbone of the Hefazat movement.


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