DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A Bangladeshi police official says one protester has died and 25 others have been injured during a clash between security officials and members of a hardline Islamic group protesting a government policy for women's equal right to inheritance.
Mostafizur Rahman says the incident occurred Sunday in the western town of Jessore when the group marched through streets in support of a nationwide general strike meant to force the government to scrap the policy that the protesters brand as anti-Islamic.
He says 25 others, including police and journalists, are among the injured.
According to Muslim family law, women can only claim a quarter of what men get from their parents. Under the new rules, every child would inherit the same amount.