Police foiled march towards French embassy | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:22 AM, October 28, 2020

Police foiled march towards French embassy

A group of leaders and activists of Islami Andolan staged demonstrations in front of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque yesterday morning,  protesting recent comments made by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Later, they brought out a procession that headed towards the French Embassy in Dhaka.

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As the procession reached Shantinagar intersection, police obstructed it.

Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight "Islamist separatism", which he said, was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France.

He also said the government would present a bill in December to strengthen a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in France, reports Qatar-based Al Jazeera.

On Friday, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned what it said was France's continued attacks against Muslims by insulting religious symbols.

The secretariat of the Jeddah-based organisation said in a statement it is surprised at the official political rhetoric issued by some French officials that offend French-Islamic relations and fuels feelings of hatred for political party gains.


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