Bahrain lawmakers ask King to impose martial law

It`s unclear whether Bahrain`s King will heed the call for military clampdown.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 13:02 PM IST

Manama: A Parliament group is appealing to Bahrain`s King to impose martial law after a month of clashes and anti-government protests in the tiny Gulf island nation.

The state Bahrain News Agency says the bloc also is seeking a curfew and the dispatch of Army units around the strategic country, which is home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

Monday`s appeal comes a day after protesters blocked main highways and battles erupted on the campus of the main university, which has suspended classes.
It`s unclear whether Bahrain`s King will heed the call for the military clampdown. Bahrain`s Parliament is left with only pro-government lawmakers after opposition members resigned to protest violence against demonstrators.

Bureau Report