Strike Against Women Policy / bangladesh

Dhaka April 2011 During ther Hortal hour.©Monirul Alam

April Dhaka 2011: Activists of different Islamic political parties shout on the stairs of the National Mosque of Bangladesh, “Baitul Mukarram” during a nationwide strike in Dhaka on April Dozens of people were injured and more than 100 arrested on Monday as Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets during a strike by Islamic parties against a proposed law to give women equal property rights. Police also fired tear gas in clashes with protesters, mainly students at Islamic schools or madrassas, who brought much of the nation to a standstill by blocking roads.

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