Attempting a siege

Print edition : May 17, 2013

Hefazat-e-Islam activists gather at the Chapla Shibbir at Motijeel in Dhaka on April 6 after an overnight "long-march" to the capital city from different parts of the country. Photo: Munir uz ZAMAN/AFP

Hefazat activists holding placards during the April 6 rally. Photo: Munir uz ZAMAN/AFP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: AP

Hefazat activists at the Dhaka rally. Photo: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

Students of madrassas at the Dhaka rally. Photo: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

The terror campaign by jehadi elements indicates that the Bangladeshi state is under attack by the same forces that opposed the country’s independence.

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