France issues travel alerts for its citizens in Bangladesh

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27th October, 2020 06:45:10 printer

France issues travel alerts for its citizens in Bangladesh

French government on Tuesday issued travel warnings to its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries including Bangladesh. 

The French Foreign Ministry made the warning on its website because of a surge of anger over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) displayed in a French school.

The French foreign ministry asked its citizens in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iraq and Mauritania take extra security precautions.

The row has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on Oct. 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown pupils cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in a civics lesson on freedom of speech. The caricatures are considered blasphemous by Muslims.


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