The Indian Air Force operation inside Pakistan was also an electoral campaign issue highlighted extensively by the BJP and Modi as an achievement of a muscular security policy.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi suggested the reason was India’s internal politics, after Modi had made “Pakistan bashing” the central theme of his election campaign.
Authorities have deployed around 600,000 police, army and other security forces, a senior official said, following a deadly campaign of clashes and the arrests of opposition activists.
The forces — which also include the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), navy, border and coast guards and auxiliary police units — will guard some 40,000 election booths across the country.
Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiraled into violence.
The incident occurred when around 1,000 students marched towards Jigatola demanding safer roads and protesting Saturday’s attack on demonstrators.