16 June, 2021

  • Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a roundtable organised by the party’s committee on the celebrations of 50 years of independence at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to mark what the party says is the “Black Day for Media”.

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a roundtable organised by the party’s committee on the celebrations of 50 years of independence at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to mark what the party says is the “Black Day for Media”.

  • Sabikunnahar, the second wife of Abu Taw Haa Muhammad Adnan, speaks at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 demanding that the authorities find out the Islamist orator, who has been missing for some days.

    Sabikunnahar, the second wife of Abu Taw Haa Muhammad Adnan, speaks at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 demanding that the authorities find out the Islamist orator, who has been missing for some days.

  • Sabikunnahar, the second wife of Abu Taw Haa Muhammad Adnan, speaks at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 demanding that the authorities find out the Islamist orator, who has been missing for some days.

    Sabikunnahar, the second wife of Abu Taw Haa Muhammad Adnan, speaks at a news conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 demanding that the authorities find out the Islamist orator, who has been missing for some days.

  • Although the government has ordered public transport operators to allow passengers at half the capacity, local trains are not following the rules. Dhaka-bound passengers travelled by Balaka Commuter from Joydebpur by flouting the physical-distancing rules on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Although the government has ordered public transport operators to allow passengers at half the capacity, local trains are not following the rules. Dhaka-bound passengers travelled by Balaka Commuter from Joydebpur by flouting the physical-distancing rules on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

    Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

    Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

    Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Members of a labour rights institution form a human chain in front of the National Press Club, demanding the inclusion of domestic workers in the provisions of Bangladesh Labour Act and implementation of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2015, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of a labour rights institution form a human chain in front of the National Press Club, demanding the inclusion of domestic workers in the provisions of Bangladesh Labour Act and implementation of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2015, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Members of several student organisations rally at the altar of the Raju Memorial sculpture at Dhaka University ahead of a march to the Ministry of Education to press for the reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of student fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of several student organisations rally at the altar of the Raju Memorial sculpture at Dhaka University ahead of a march to the Ministry of Education to press for the reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of student fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Members of several leftist student organisations march towards the Ministry of Education, demanding reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of tuition fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of several leftist student organisations march towards the Ministry of Education, demanding reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of tuition fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi