Peaceful Assembly

The Constitution, in Article 13, also recognises with freedom of assembly, with limitations on the grounds of defence, public safety, public order, public morality and public health. While protests are relatively rare, large-scale, peaceful demonstrations took place in 2011 on issues of youth unemployment and political corruption. The freedom of assembly is mostly respected, although in 2013, four people were detained during a protest against poor infrastructure and denied access to legal representation while in detention, while Bangladeshi textile workers who took strike action experienced riot police violence.