BNP will stage demonstrations in all thanas of the capital on Sunday protesting what the party said the denial of police permission for holding its Saturday’s rescheduled rally in the city.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the fresh programme at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Friday.
“Police have informed us that they will not give us permission to stage our protest rally in Dhaka city on Saturday. So, we’ll stage demonstrations in all thanas of the capital on Sunday in protest against it,” he said.
Besides, Rizvi said, their party leaders and activists will observe a token hunger strike on Monday from 9am to 4pm either at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh or Mohanagar Natyamancha, demanding Khaleda’s release from jail and her better medical treatment.
As part of the party’s countrywide programme, BNP was scheduled to hold a rally in front of its central office on Thursday protesting the Supreme Court order upholding its stay on the bail granted by the High Court to Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed in Cumilla.
Denied permission to hold the protest rally, the party rescheduled the programme for Saturday.