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BNP calls hartal in city for Sunday

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Dhaka city BNP on Friday called a 24-hour shutdown beginning at 6:00am on Sunday in the city protesting the arrest of its convener Sadeque Hossain Khoka, reported UNB.
The city BNP will enforce the shutdown at time when the whole country will remain under the grip of the BNP-led 18-party alliance’s 72-hour rail-road-waterway blockade which starts at 6:00am on Saturday.
The general strike that will begin at 6:00am on Sunday and end 6:00am on Monday is also meant for mounting pressure on the government for withdrawing the ‘false cases’ filed against senior BNP leaders, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
The protest programme was chalked out in an emergency meeting of the city unit BNP with its member secretary Abdus Salam in the chair, said a press release.
Earlier on Wednesday night, law enforcers arrested BNP vice-chairman and its Dhaka city unit convener Sadek Hossain Khoka from the city’s Uttara area.
The following day, a Dhaka court placed Khoka on a two-day remand in a case filed for arson attack on a bus in the city’s Shahbagh area on November 28.
The BNP leader was shown arrested in two cases recently filed against some opposition leaders.
Of them, one was filed against 16 opposition leaders, including Khoka, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and its joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, on November 29 in connection with the arson attack of November 28 on a bus in the city’s Shahbagh area that left three people dead and 15 others injured.
The other case was filed on Sunday against 15 opposition leaders, including Fakhrul and Khoka, with Ramna Police Station in connection with Saturday’s arson attack on a bus in the city’s Malibagh area that left a man dead and four people injured.




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