BNP now to stage demo in city Monday

BNP now to stage demo in city Monday


BNP’s Dhaka city unit will now stage demonstrations in the capital on Monday instead of Saturday to protest the ‘wholesale arrest’ of common people and opposition leaders and activists in the name of a combing operation to tackle militants.A day after the party announced its countrywide demonstration programme for Saturday, BNP on Friday deferred its same programme in the capital to Monday.

Dhaka city unit BNP will stage a protest rally at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh at 10am on Monday, said a party press release on Friday.However, party’s other units will observe the programme across the country on Saturday, it added.Earlier on Thursday, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office said their party will stage demonstrations across the country, including the capital city, on Saturday to protest the arrest of thousands of innocent people in the name of crackdown on militants.


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