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BNP announces 2-day event seeking Khaleda’s release

  • Published at 02:47 pm September 5th, 2018
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, third from left, briefs media on Wednesday; September 5, 2018 about the upcoming protest program the party is going to organize seeking Chairperson Khaleda Zia's release Collected from BNP's Facebook page

Activities will include a human chain and hunger strike

BNP, on Wednesday, announced a two-day countrywide event demanding the release of its Chairperson, Khaleda Zia, from jail.

The event includes holding of an hour-long human chain on September 8 and a two-hour-long token hunger strike on September 12, reports UNB.

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the schedule at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office, saying: “Our party leaders and activists will form human chains in all metropolitan cities and district towns from 11am to 12pm on Saturday.

“The human chain  will be held at Jatiya Press Club on the same day and at the same time. Additionally, the party will observe a token hunger strike in all metropolitan cities and all district headquarters from 10am 12pm on September 12.”

The BNP leader also mentioned that they have sought permission from the authorities of Mohanagar Natto Moncho and the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh to secure a venue to hold their token hunger strike.

On February 8, a special court sentenced Khaleda Zia to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Khaleda, a 73-year-old former prime minister, was taken to Old Dhaka Central Jail minutes after the verdict was delivered.