A junction in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A junction in Dhaka, Bangladesh

An aerial view of a junction in Dhaka which appears to be as busy as usual despite a countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike called by the Islamic political and social movement Jamaat-e-Islami party, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Jamaat-e-Islami called for the strike to protest what they said was ‘a conspiracy to drop Islam as state religion of Bangladesh’, while the High Court has retained Islam as the status of state religion after rejecting a writ petition challenging the legality of a constitutional provision in this regard. Life in Dhaka appeared to be normal except of the schools and colleges remained closed.

Picture by EPA

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