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Protests continue against ongoing political violence in Bangladesh

The death toll has gone up to 70 since 5 January

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Dhaka, Feb.9 (ANI): Protests against ongoing political-linked violence continued on Monday in most parts of Bangladesh,including national capital Dhaka, on Monday.

Demanding a return of peace and normalcy even as reports came in of another nine people, including two children, being burnt alive, the protesters urged the the opposition led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to end their blockading of roads, railways and waterways.

Gonojagoron Mancha (people's resurgence platform) took to streets in Dhaka to protest a spate of political violence and militancy in the country. Activists gathered at the Shahbagh area with the Bangladesh flag and chanted slogans against the violence that has gripped the nation since the start of this year.

The country has been in the grip of an indefinite transport blockade from January 05 since opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia made the announcement after being prevented from holding a rally in the capital.

They said the BNP-led opposition's demand for the removal of the duly elected Awami League Government was unjustified.

The death toll has gone up to 70 in the last month, and there are fears that the ongoing violence will damage the economy of Bangladesh irreparably.

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