Bnp US unit demo before UN for fair polls under neutral Govt

Bnp US unit demo before UN for fair polls under neutral Govt

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The US unit of Bnp staged an anti-government demonstration in front of the UN headquarters in New York where Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to receive ICT prize and make an address, says a report received in Dhaka.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is attending the UN General Assembly. She spoke at the SDG summit on Sunday.
The demonstrators coming from different states of the US stayed there for sometime, raised slogans forcing the UN security staff took the Bangladesh PM inside the UN office through the special entrance to avoid the demo, the message said.
The US unit of the Awami League is scheduled to accord a reception to PM Sheikh at the same venue on Monday
Speakers at the demo carried festoons inscribed with messages for an impartial election under a non-partisan caretaker government in Bangladesh.
Sheikh Hasina took part in a meeting of the global leaders on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
When the prime minister entered the UN headquarters, the expatriate BNP leaders and activists gathered outside it with banners and festoons.
Their demands included midterm election and ‘freedom of speech’ in Bangladesh.
They demonstrated outside the airport when the prime minister arrived in New York last Thursday to join the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015.
Noble laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus who is staying at the nearby Hilton Hotel to attend the UN general assembly was welcomed by the demonstrators and took photographs with him as he came out of the hotel.
US unit Bnp leaders and activists including Abdul Latif Samrat, Zillur Rahman Zillu, Sarafat Hossain Babu, Giasuddin Ahmed, Jasim Uddin Bhuiyan, Mostafa Kamal Pasha Babul, Zakir H Chowdhury, Dr. Mujibur Rahman, Prof. Delwar Hossain, Abu Sayeed Ahmed, Mizanur Rahman, Nur Mohammad, Kazi Azam, Golam Faruque, MA Baten, Abdus Sabur and Nurul Alam Palash were present at the demo among others, the message added. – News Desk

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