Bangladesh: Death and Islam

New decrees lead to rioting

It began as an angry demonstration by leftist students at the University of Dhaka against the military regime of Lieut. General H.M. Ershad, 53. Shouting "Deception!" and "Food first, language second, generals last!" hundreds of students last week marched into the streets of Dhaka in open defiance of martial law: When the students ignored orders to return to the campus, police shot tear-gas canisters into the crowd, which was armed with bricks, hockey sticks and knives. Throughout the day, as fighting spread to other Bangladesh cities, bands of...

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