Thursday, February 22, 2018 | ePaper

BREAKING NEWS:

BNP to continue peaceful demo until Khaleda freed

Sit-in program today: Around 4400 held across the country

  • Print


Hundreds of BNP leaders and activists joined the human chain formed from Kadam Fowara to Purana Paltan intersection as part of the programmes demanding Begum Khaleda Zia's immediate release. Secretary General of the party Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir amon

Staff Reporter :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said that they vowed to continue peaceful movement to compel the government for early release of the party Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
"The government has imprisoned our Chairperson through a conspiracy. We must continue our peaceful movement until the people's leader is released from jail," he said while addressing a human chain of BNP leaders and activists in front of the Jatiya Press Club.
BNP Standing Committee Members Dr. Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-Chairmen Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yousuf, Mohammad Shahjahan, Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, Shamsuzzaman Dudu, AZM Zahid Hossain, Barkatullah Bulu and Abdul Awal Mintoo, among other leaders were present in the programme.
Mirza Fakhrul said that the government has imprisoned Khaleda Zia as part of a conspiracy to keep her away from politics and polls. "So, we will never go to national elections without Khaleda Zia. It will not be possible to hold national polls keeping the BNP chief in prison," he said.
A huge number of leaders and activists join the pre announced the human chain programme.
Mirza Fakhrul also asked the leaders and activists to continue such agitation until party chief Khaleda Zia is released.
He told the party men, "You have expressed your anger through joining the human chain programme and chanting slogans braving many obstacles. You have shown opposition against the jailing of our party chairperson Khaleda Zia and showed love for her."
The BNP men took position from Kadam Foara to Topkhana intersection to form the human chain.  A huge number of women activists also joined the programme.
The whole areas filled with the BNP men. They chanted different slogans demanding immediate release of the party chief.
Huge number law enforcers were also deployed in and around the area to keep control the law and order situation in the area.
Earlier on Saturday, Rizvi announced a three-day protest programme at a press briefing at the BNP's Nayapaltan central office.
As part of the programme, the party will also hold an hour-long sit-in programme from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday in front of the Jatiya Press Club and a hunger strike from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday across the country.
On Thursday last, a special court here convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years imprisonment in a graft case.
Earlier, BNP leaders and activists staged demonstrations on Friday and Statuary protesting Khaleda's conviction all over the country, including in the capital, amid obstruction by police.
Besides, BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday claimed that over 4,400 leaders and activists of the party have been detained by the police across the country.
He also said that police has arrested more than 85 party men on Monday across the country, 18 of them from the capital. Among others, the detainees include BNP Vice-Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu.

More News For this Category

Amar Ekushey today

Amar Ekushey today

M M Jasim :The nation will observe the Language Martyrs and the International Mother Language Day today (February 21), commemorating the language heroes of 1952. They will offer a moment

Khaleda files appeal

Khaleda files appeal

Staff Reporter :BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Tuesday filed an appeal petition with the High Court (HC) challenging the lower court verdict that sentenced her to five years imprisonment

5 school teachers put on remand over question leakage

Court Correspondent :The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka yesterday placed five persons including two teachers of Cambridge High School of the capital's Uttarkhan on one day-remand each in

Exporters yet to get full benefit

As ban still remains on Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the British authorities move of lifting embargo on direct air cargo flights from Dhaka to London may not help much to Bangladeshi

127 killed in Syria air raids

BEIRUT (Reuters) :Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring

BNP renews demand for dialogue

BNP on Tuesday renewed its call to the government for holding talks with political parties to hold the next general election under a non-party neutral government and resolve the country's

Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

Head bowed, Florida shooting suspect returns to court for hearing

Reuters, FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla :A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that

Woman's body recovered from Buriganga

UNB, Keraniganj :Police recovered the decomposed floating body of a young woman from the Buriganga River in Hasnabad area of the upazila on Tuesday.The identity of the woman, aged about

Existing SSC exam system to be changed Govt high-level meeting took decision

Staff Reporter :The government is going to reform the existing examination system of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations from next year. The government has found no solution, but to change

75 injured in clash with cops:70 arrested: BNP`s demo in districts foiled

75 injured in clash with cops:70 arrested: BNP`s demo in districts foiled

Staff Reporter :At least 75 people were reportedly injured in police actions against the processions brought out by the BNP in Faridpur, Habiganj and few other districts on Tuesday demaning