BNP's hunger strike for Khaleda's release - Manna supports

BNP’s hunger strike for Khaleda’s release – Manna supports


Dhaka, Apr 7 – BNP on Sunday started a six-hour token hunger strike in the capital demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail and her proper treatment.
The programme began at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh at 110:30 am.
Leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies joined the programme amid tight security.
The token hunger strike was scheduled to end at 4:30 pm. Jatiya Oikya Front leader Mahmudur Rahman Manna spoke a the hunger strike programme at the Engineers’ Institute and conveyed the support of its convener Dr Kamal Hossain and key leader ASM Abdur Rob. Khaleda’s release was the number one demand of the front, he mentioned.
BNP senior leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, were expected to address the programme.
On Tuesday last, the party announced the programme from a milad mahfil held at its Nayapaltan central office.
Khaleda was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Monday with severe pain in the joints of her hands and legs, insomnia and high sugar level.
Khaleda, a former prime minister, has been in jail since February 8 last year when she was convicted of corruption. She was later found guilty in another corruption case.
Her release remains the BNP’s main demand and the party has been accusing the government of neglecting her treatment. – UNB

Hunger strike of BNP leaders and workers at the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh – UNB

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