Bangladesh

Violent turn

Print edition : December 27, 2013

Firefighters tow away a bus after it was set ablaze by BNP supporters in Dhaka on November 28. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Khaleda Zia, BNP chief. The opposition alliance led by her started another blockade on November 30. Photo: ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

Commuters being ferried across the Padma in Dhaka on December 2. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

Passengers alight from a train during the blockade in Dhaka on November 28. Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP

A deserted road in Dhaka during the general strike on November 13. Photo: A.M. Ahad/AP

A crisis looms over the country as the opposition resorts to widespread violence demanding that the elections, now scheduled for January 5, be postponed until a neutral caretaker government is set up.
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