Bangladesh student protests: Sheikh Hasina's Awami League blames riots on Opposition, says we did everything to quell protests
The nine-day long Bangladesh youth protests, which started after speeding buses killed students on 29 July, jolted the nation as allegations of gross human rights violations were reported against the ruling Sheikh Hasina government. Firstpost spoke to Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapan, who is a Member of Parliament and the Organising Secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League. Here are the excerpts from the interview.
Students end protests on road safety in Bangladesh after nine days; education ministry to hold meet tomorrow
The unprecedented protests by the students in Bangladesh demanding better road safety end after nine-day-long stir that left over 150 people injured in clashes with riots police
Human Rights Watch slams Bangladesh government for attacks on students, journalists protesting for safer roads
A global human rights group has accused authorities in Bangladesh of using abusive measures in handling a student-led protest calling for safer roads.
Bangladesh student protests as they unfolded: 'Helmet-wearing' men beat schoolchildren as cops stood and watched, say protesters
Bangladesh Police, small in number, stood by and watched. In twenty minutes, the situation turned from bad to worse as the students were openly being beaten up. At this point, the Border Guards Bangladesh intervened and segregated students from the "others".
Video showing Bangladesh students pelting stones emerges as stand-off with govt over road safety continues for 8th day
A video shared on Facebook shows students accusing members of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling party's student wing, of attacking protesters in Dhaka
Bangladesh: Student protests rock Dhaka; more than 100 injured after police use tear gas, batons to disperse protesters
Police in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, fired tear gas and used batons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of protesting students angry over the traffic deaths of two fellow students.
Bangladesh student protests: Mobile internet shut down across country as police try to quell demonstrations
For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a protest against poor road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.
Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was sued for the death of 42 people during the anti-government protests that has engulfed the country.
Shahbag marks the appropriation of non-violence as a strategy to achieve a violent goal: death for Bangladeshi war crimes.