Get written up in the New York Times, and the next thing you know, the authorities have to notice you’re there. It seems that “security forces” “clashed” with “Islamic militants,” although Bangladesh’s “Director General of the External Publicity Wing” (now there’s a sinecure) termed the NYT report “unfortunate and politically motivated.” So are the jihadists, of course. From “‘Militants’ held in Bangladesh,” in the BBC, with thanks to Nicolei:
Trouble broke out in the western district of Rajshahi after three members of a banned Muslim group were lynched by villagers on Saturday.
Supporters of the Jagrata Muslim Janata tried to hold protests. The group is blamed for several vigilante killings.
Its leader, Siddiqul Islam, known also as Bangla Bai, is wanted by the authorities.