A call for communal harmony

  • Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child takes part in the demonstration outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child takes part in the demonstration outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People from all walks of life, including writers, artists and media workers, call for a united stand against communal terror during a demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People from all walks of life, including writers, artists and media workers, call for a united stand against communal terror during a demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Poets, writers, artists and media workers gather outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People from all walks of life, including writers, artists and media workers, call for a united stand against communal terror during a demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People from all walks of life, including writers, artists and media workers, call for a united stand against communal terror during a demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Students of Dhaka University demonstrate in front of the Raju Memorial Sculpture in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Students of Dhaka University demonstrate in front of the Raju Memorial Sculpture in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Members of private libraries in Dhaka call for an end to religiously motivated violence in Bangladesh at a human-chain demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of private libraries in Dhaka call for an end to religiously motivated violence in Bangladesh at a human-chain demonstration outside the National Museum in Shahbagh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote, a platform of leftist student groups, takes out a procession on the Dhaka University campus in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote, a platform of leftist student groups, takes out a procession on the Dhaka University campus in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in protest against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in front of the Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture in solidarity with the protests against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in front of the Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture in solidarity with the protests against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in front of the Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture in solidarity with the protests against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The students of Dhaka University's Theatre and Performance Studies Department perform a street drama in front of the Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture in solidarity with the protests against the attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues in parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Dhaka University Teachers' Association joins the demonstration in front of Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture on the university campus with a call for communal harmony on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Dhaka University Teachers' Association joins the demonstration in front of Aparajeyo Bangla sculpture on the university campus with a call for communal harmony on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu