Protests Erupt In Bangladesh Over Fuel Price Hike

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Dhaka: After the government hiked the price of petrol and diesel, thousands of people surrounded fuel stations across the cities and demanded the unexpected price increase be reversed.

The government increased the prices of petrol and diesel by more than 50 per cent.

Bangladesh is another of India’s neighbour after the island country of Sri Lanka, to have been hit by such demonstrations.

The increase was announced by the Sheikh Hasina government on Friday, after which diesel rate went up by 34 Taka per litre, octane by 46 Taka per litre and petrol by 44 Taka per litre.

Several protests marches were held against the government’s decision. Among them were student unions, which held protests in front of the National Museum in capital Dhaka.

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