BNP announces 48-hour blockade from Wednesday

BNP announces 48-hour blockade from Wednesday

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has announced another spell of 48-hour blockade from 6:00 am Wednesday to 6:00 am Friday. 

The party has also announced a human chain on December 10.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the announcement in a virtual press conference on Monday.

The BNP has been holding blockade and hartal (strike) in a regular-basis demanding the resignation of the government, elections under a neutral government, release of BNP leaders and activists, including party chief Begum Khaleda Zia and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

The party observed a 48-hour blockade from Sunday in the ninth spell to press home their demand. The blockade will end at 6.00 am Monday.

Announcing the programmes, Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said the party would hold human chains across the country at district level on the World Human Rights Day on Tuesday, December 10.

Families of BNP leaders and activists, who have been subjected to forced disappearance, killing, arrests in fictitious cases and human rights violation, will attend the programme.