Residents of the capital's Rampura form a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club, condemning Israeli atrocities in Gaza. Photos: Star, Banglar Chokh
Many Bangladeshis on Eid day joined protests condemning Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza which has so far killed more than 1,400 people, mostly children and women.
Residents of the capital's Rampura formed a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club to denounce the Zionist state.
In Narayanganj, rights and green activists under the banner of Nirvik staged a rally at the Shaheed Minar in Chasara.
Protests were also held in Jhenidah and Barisal.
They described the atrocities, going on for 24 days now, as genocide and urged the international community to be more vocal to stop Israel.
In Barisal, people gather in front of the main Edigah in Hemayetpur after the Eid congregation. Photos: Star, Banglar Chokh
In a statement yesterday, rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) strongly condemned Israel for its non-stop attacks on shelter homes and markets in Gaza.
Israel started pounding Gaza on July 8. On Wednesday, 20 people were killed in a UN school housing refugees at Jabaliya in Gaza after Israeli tanks shelled the place, said the ASK statement signed by its Executive Director Sultana Kamal.
The rights body said there was no sign of Israel stopping the attacks despite repeated condemnations and protests from across the world, including the United Nations. It urged the UN and the rest of the international community to play an active role to find a permanent solution.
Residents of Khairtala village in Jhenidah's Kaliganj upazila form a human chain on Dhaka-Khulna highway. Photos: Star, Banglar Chokh