Hundreds of Islamist activists clashed with police for hours on the second day of violent protests in Dhaka city's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area, leaving about 200 people injured.
Police used batons and fired rubber bullets and tear gas shells to break up demonstrations against the recently announced national women development policy in defiance of the state of emergency.
At least 52 policemen and five journalists were among the injured. Some 17 people were arrested in connection with the clashes. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mazharul Islam of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Motijheel zone last night said they filed a case accusing over 100 people of assault on police and looting firearms.