DhakaTribune
Tuesday February 20, 2018 09:43 AM

BNP begins hunger strike seeking Khaleda’s release

  • Published at 11:30 AM February 14, 2018
BNP begins hunger strike seeking Khaleda’s release
File photo: BNP activists protesting demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jailMahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

BNP's different district and city units are also scheduled to observe similar program at their convenient time and places

BNP leaders and activists have started observing a 6-hour hunger strike in Dhaka, demanding the release of its Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

The members of BNP started the hunger strike as part of its countrywide program on Wednesday morning.

The program began around 10am in front of the Jatiya Press Club. It will continue until 4pm.

Several Hundred leaders and activists, including party standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Nazrul Islam Khan, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, joined the programme amid tight security by police.


Also Read – BNP: Government violated constitution by incarcerating Khaleda


BNP’s different district and city units are also scheduled to observe similar program at their convenient time and places.

Earlier, BNP leaders and followers formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday and staged a sit-in program in front of party’s Nayapaltan central office on Tuesday protesting the jailing of Khaleda Zia by a lower court in a graft case.

On February 8, a special court convicted Khaleda and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Related Stories

Leave a Comment

 Please read our Comment Policy before posting



Latest News

Featured Videos

Subscribe Ad_330:120

Most Read

Send this to a friend