Rahnuma Ahmed Injured

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Rahnuma Ahmed was amongst around twenty people who were injured as police clashed with protesters at a rally held near the National Press Club in Dhaka on 14th June 2011.

Members of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports were protesting against the government bid to give lease of two deep-sea blocks to US oil company ConocoPhillips South Asia New Venture Ltd for oil-gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal, which they say is against the interest of Bangladesh and is designed to profit a few corrupt individuals.

The police blockaded the rally near the secretariat, and baton charged the protesters as they approached the barricade. Writer and anthropologist Rahnuma Ahmed was one of several protesters who were injured during the clashes. The government plans to sign a contract with Connoco Phillips on the 16th June 2011.

Rahnuma Ahmed (centre) challenging police blockade near National Press Club Dhaka. 14th June 2011. Photo Hasan Raja

Rahnuma Ahmed injured during the clash between police and protesters on 14th June 2011

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6 Responses to Rahnuma Ahmed Injured

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  2. Nuzhat Kidvai says:

    Just read the news about Rahnuma getting injured. Hope she is better. Very brave Rahnuma. Really respect you all for your acts of resistance.

  3. abdel mannan says:

    Everytime you would be attacked if you could not create a mass uprising against imperialism strongly.

    Pain and pathos with you.

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