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Bangladesh students protest after blogger hacked to death

Students of the Jagannath University (JnU) demonstrate and set fire to a pile of bicycle tires as they protest against the murder of fellow student and online activist, 25-year-old law student Nazimuddin Samad, in the old part of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 07 April 2016.Students in Bangladesh have held protests over alleged authorities’ inaction after every other secular blogger turned into killed by using suspected Islamist Frett Board.Student activists from the Progressive Students
Nazimuddin Samad changed into hacked with machetes on Wednesday within the capital Dhaka after which shot, police said.
College students from the Jagannath university, where Mr Samad studied, blocked roads in and around the university.
They advised journalists that police state of no activity over previous killings had contributed to the dying of Mr Samad.
“Gifted youths are killed one after another, but there aren’t any seen measures towards these heinous acts,” Kabir Chowdhury Tanmoy, president of the online Activist forum, which advocates secularism, advised Reuters information organization. Mr. Samad, 28, changed into reported to were an organiser of the Ganajagran Manch, a secular campaigning institution.

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A string of prominent secular bloggers had been attacked or killed through religious extremists in Bangladesh within the closing year.
Bangladesh is formally secular however critics say the government has failed to properly cope with the attacks.Police stated 3 assailants on a motorbike attacked Mr Samad after which shot him, The Dhaka Tribune pronounced. Police have not named any suspects within the case nor confirmed a spiritual cause.Mr Samad, a scholar of Jagannath college, frequently wrote towards religious extremism on his fb web page. He had written “I don’t have any faith” on his profile under spiritual views.
There have been several deadly assaults in Bangladesh in current months, even though it isn’t always clean who is in the back of them.
Last 12 months, 4 prominent secular bloggers were killed with machetes, one inside his very own domestic. All of them appeared on a listing of eighty-four “atheist bloggers” drawn up by Islamic corporations in 2013 and extensively circulated.Facebook profile photo of Nazimuddin Samad
fb profile photograph of Nazimuddin Samad.There have additionally been assaults on participants of non secular minorities which include Shia, Sufi and Ahmad Muslims, Christians, and Hindus.
Two foreigners, an Italian useful resource employee and a jap man, have been also shot dead past due closing year, in apparently random attacks.
The so-known as Islamic state organization has stated it done most of the attacks – but this has now not been independently tested.
Contributors of every other militant Islamist group, the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), had been arrested over an assault on an Italian Catholic priest past due closing yr.