Conservative groups plan rally in Dhaka

Islamic parties demand action against what they call 'anti-Islam bloggers'.

    Conservative Muslim groups in Bangladesh have been converging on the capital, Dhaka, to demand more action against bloggers.

    Weeks of anti-government protests have put pro-Islam parties on the defensive who have called for harsher sentences for what they call 'anti-Islam bloggers'.

    Writers and bloggers have been accused of fuelling the unrest which is rooted in Bangladesh's battle for independence in which about three million people were killed and thousands of women were raped.

    Al Jazeera reports from Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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