02 November, 2020

  • Leaders and activists of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka, bringing traffic to a halt in nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Leaders and activists of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka, bringing traffic to a halt in nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka. The demonstration caused severe traffic congestion on Mirpur Road, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka. The demonstration caused severe traffic congestion on Mirpur Road, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka. The demonstration caused severe traffic congestion on Mirpur Road, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before a protest march on the French Embassy in Dhaka. The demonstration caused severe traffic congestion on Mirpur Road, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before launching a protest march to the French Embassy in Dhaka, triggering heavy traffic in the capital's Shahbagh and nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before launching a protest march to the French Embassy in Dhaka, triggering heavy traffic in the capital's Shahbagh and nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before launching a protest march to the French Embassy in Dhaka, triggering heavy traffic in the capital's Shahbagh and nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist groups gather in Paltan before launching a protest march to the French Embassy in Dhaka, triggering heavy traffic in the capital's Shahbagh and nearby areas, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including the Hifazat-e Islam, march towards the French Embassy in Dhaka in protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (SM) by a French magazine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including the Hifazat-e Islam, march towards the French Embassy in Dhaka in protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (SM) by a French magazine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including the Hifazat-e Islam, march towards the French Embassy in Dhaka in protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (SM) by a French magazine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including the Hifazat-e Islam, march towards the French Embassy in Dhaka in protest against the publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (SM) by a French magazine. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police block a march on the French Embassy in Dhaka by the leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including Hefazat-e-Islam, in protest against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published by a French magazine, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police block a march on the French Embassy in Dhaka by the leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including Hefazat-e-Islam, in protest against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published by a French magazine, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police block a march on the French Embassy in Dhaka by the leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including Hefazat-e-Islam, in protest against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published by a French magazine, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police block a march on the French Embassy in Dhaka by the leaders and activists of various Islamist groups, including Hefazat-e-Islam, in protest against the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published by a French magazine, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Migrant workers hold up their passports after gathering outside the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their visas and a return to Malaysia, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

    Migrant workers hold up their passports after gathering outside the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their visas and a return to Malaysia, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ovi

  • Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Thousands of migrant workers surround the foreign ministry to demand the extension of their Malaysian visas to return their place of work, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A flock of Green Bee-eaters on the branch of a tree in Mirpur National Zoo. These slim birds spend most of their time in flocks on branches of trees and hunting insects. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A flock of Green Bee-eaters on the branch of a tree in Mirpur National Zoo. These slim birds spend most of their time in flocks on branches of trees and hunting insects. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A flock of Green Bee-eaters on the branch of a tree in Mirpur National Zoo. These slim birds spend most of their time in flocks on branches of trees and hunting insects. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A flock of Green Bee-eaters on the branch of a tree in Mirpur National Zoo. These slim birds spend most of their time in flocks on branches of trees and hunting insects. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder

  • Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder

    Leaders and members of Hifazat-e Islam and other Islamist organisations occupy the north gate of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque as part of a protest over the French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, on Monday, Nov 2, 2020. Photo: Kamal Hossain Talukder