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Hasina, under political duress, looks to the right

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has turned to the right to placate hard-line Islamists after facing flak for her recent visit to neighboring India, a trip her opponents have claimed sold out national interests to its giant western neighbor. Hasina’s concessions to hard-line Islamists have upset her own party supporters who value Bangladesh’s secular heritage […]