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BNP starts 7-hr hunger strike

  • Published at 12:14 pm July 9th, 2018
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Leaders of other political parties are scheduled to join the program to express solidarity

BNP has started a seven-hour token hunger strike at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in Dhaka, protesting the Supreme Court order upholding its stay on party chief Khaleda Zia’s bail.

Leaders, activists of BNP and its associate bodies, pro-BNP intellectuals, civil society members, professionals, and members of the 20-praty alliance joined the program that Monday morning.

Leaders of other political parties are scheduled to join the program to express solidarity.

Besides, similar programs are being held in all district towns across Bangladesh.

Addressing a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday said police and Dhaka South City Corporation authorities gave their party verbal permission to hold the hunger strike.

On July 2, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court upheld its previous order staying the High Court order that had granted bail to Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over the arson attack in Comilla on February 3, 2015.