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Protesters in Dhaka are clamoring for secular values and for justice.



By K. ANIS AHMED

Protests rocked Bangladesh for 22 straight days this month. Led by young bloggers, demonstrators occupied Shahbagh, the main junction in the capital Dhaka, calling for the punishment of Islamist war criminals. They drew a crowd that repeatedly swelled to tens of thousands, making it the country's largest non-partisan mass gathering in two decades. At a time when Muslim democracies, both mature (Turkey and Malaysia) and new (Egypt and Tunisia), see a rise of Islamic influence, Bangladeshis are clamoring for secularism.

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