AFP: DHAKA: Police in Bangladesh said on Saturday they had arrested two school teachers on suspicion of staging a drama containing blasphemous remarks about the Prophet Mohammed.
The school’s Muslim headmaster and a female Hindu teacher were detained on Friday as thousands protested the play following weekly prayers at Kaliganj, 250 kilometres southwest of the capital Dhaka, police chief Farid Uddin said.
“The drama contained blasphemous remarks about the Prophet, which angered Muslim villagers,” the local police official told AFP.
He said the teachers had been accused of “hurting religious sentiment” for helping organise the drama at their school.
At least 3,000 demonstrators barricaded a key road and held noisy protests in front of the school and in other towns in the district on Friday.