The Jatiya Okiya Front, an opposition coalition, has called for a mass gathering in Dhaka on Tuesday, April 30, to protest the rise in sexual assault and violence. Demonstrators are expected to begin gathering at 16:00 (local time) at Shahbagh intersection. The Okiya Front is calling for police to play a more active role investigating cases of sexual assault and violence against women. Localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are expected; clashes with security forces cannot be ruled out.
Individuals in Dhaka are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the protest, and anticipate localized transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence.
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