Day-long hartal underway in Khagrachhari

Day-long hartal underway in Khagrachhari

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A daylong hartal, enforced by ‘Santras O Chandabaji Protirodh Committee’ (A platform to resist terrorism and extortion) protesting rise in terrorist activities and extortion in the district is progressing peacefully here today.The committee called the shutdown on Monday.The activists of the committee brought out a procession led by committee convener Rafiqul Islam.Most of the motorised vehicles remained off the roads and business establishments remained closed.No long-route buses left the district town.A large number of police personnel were deployed in the district to fend off any trouble.Committee convener Rafiqul Islam, also mayor of Khagrachhari municipality, announced the shutdown from a protest rally held at Shapla Chattar in the district town on Monday.Meanwhile, the dawn-to-dusk general strike enforced by ‘All-party Conscious Citizens’ Committee’ was observed peacefully in Manikchhari and Panchhari upazilas on Monday protesting the killing of a teacher.On December 6, the headmaster of Manikchhari Collegiate High School, Chingsamong Chowdhury, also upazila Awami League vice-president, was killed and a local leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma faction) injured in a gun attack in Manikchhari upazila.-UNB, Khagrachhari

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