Section 144 in Atghoria as AL, BNP announce rally at same place

Section 144 in Atghoria as AL, BNP announce rally at same place

The upazila administration has imposed section 144 for Tuesday at Atghoria upazila in Pabna to avoid any untoward situation as the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and the ruling Awami League announced rally at the same place at the same time.

Atghoria upazila nirbahi officer Masuda Akhter Masu announced the ban on holding rally at Naduria Mor Bazar and its adjacent areas under the upazila between 6:00am on Tuesday to 12:00 night following the day.

During this period, all kinds of meetings, processions, public assemblies as well as gatherings of five or more people and all the activities that can deteriorate law and order situation will be prohibited, it said.

However, the restriction will not be applicable for government officials and the people engaged in emergency services, regular work and law enforcement agencies.

Earlier, the upazila unit BNP called a demonstration in Naduria mor Bazar area at about 4:00pm protesting against the price hike of fuel and essential commodities while AL announced to organise a rally at the same venue to resist anarchy of BNP-Jamaat.

UNO Masuda Akhter Masu said that they would take stern action if anyone tried to break the prohibition.