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Hartal in 16 dists today

BNP will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions today demanding release of the party's acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and its self-dependence affairs secretary Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu.

Joint Secretary General of BNP Mizanur Rahman Minu announced the hartal yesterday during a press conference at the party's Rajshahi office.

Withdrawal of “false” cases filed against the two veteran leaders of the opposition, protesting incidents of disappearance and secret killings and indiscriminate killings by Indian BSF on borders, increase of fuel prices and lack of security are among other reasons for calling hartal in all 16 districts of Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions.

Minu also threatened to go for tougher agitation programme if the government interrupts their peaceful protests during hartal hours.

The press conference was organised by the party's coordination committee of two divisions.

Earlier, BNP placed barricades on highways and railways for an hour on February 2 and held demonstrations at district and divisional level on January 27, Minu added.

Harun-ur-Rashid, divisional organising secretary of BNP, Shafiqul Islam Milon, city general secretary of BNP, and Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, a central BNP member, among others, attended the press conference.

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We are no longer in a democracy under this fascist regime. There is no alternative to counter the political oppression other than facing it equally with tough measures. The opposition has reached at the end of the road. When the judiciary is also siding with the administration and acting unethically to harass these two respected personalities of the country day after day the last hope for justice and relief have vanished creating more unrest and damage to our social fabrics.

: Yamin U.K.





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