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Old November 30, 2004, 01:07 PM
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Default Bangladesh stops women swimmers

Bangladesh stops women swimmers
By Roland Buerk
BBC Bangladesh correspondent

Islamic groups have campaigned against women taking part in sport
Bangladesh's government has stopped women taking part in a swimming competition after pressure from an Islamic group.

Radical Muslims threatened large demonstrations if the competition was allowed to go ahead.

Last year the competition was held without incident.
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