Thirty hour-long strike in Bangladesh


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A group of loyalist of Bangladesh government swings a stick towards a member of Islami Andolan during the 3o hour strike in Bangladesh.© Monirul Alam

A group of loyalist of Bangladesh government swings a stick towards a member of Islami Andolan Bangladesh, a radical Islamist group, during a daylong strike in Kachpur near Dhaka.Twelve mostly Islamist political parties have called a 30-hour countrywide general strike from July 10 to protest the 15th constitution amendment bill which was passed into law. The bill scrapped the caretaker government system but retained Islam as state religion, alongside some other basic changes, police said.


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