Some fear militant attacks if tensions deepen over the execution of a Bangladesh politician for war crimes in the 1971 separation war.
The execution could add to the violence already rocking the country ahead of January elections.
Thousands of hardline Islamists in Bangladesh demanded anti-blasphemy laws and more restrictions on women, clashing with security forces and leaving at least 30 people dead this week.
Thousands in Bangladesh protested the death sentence handed to an Islamist political leader for crimes committed during the independence war. At least 40 were killed in the clashes.
A special tribunal in Bangladesh today sentenced a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence. Party supporters rioted.
A protest that has at times swelled into the hundreds of thousands entered its ninth day today in Bangladesh’s capital, touched off by the outcome of a war crimes trial.