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Oikya Front postpones Tuesday’s rally

  • Published at 09:26 pm October 21st, 2019
DR Kamal-Jatiya Oikya Front
File photo: Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at his Motijheel chamber in Dhaka on Sunday, October 20, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

They failed to get government permission

Jatiya Oikya Front has postponed its public rally scheduled to be held on Tuesday at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka, having failed to get government permission.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the steering committee of the alliance at its convener Dr Kamal Hossain’s Bailey road residence on Monday afternoon, reports UNB.

“Jatiya Oikya Front leaders think the vote robber government which has got isolated from the people has done a shameful act by not giving permission for a mass mourning rally at Suhrawardy Udyan. The government has also curtailed the right of expression” said a press release.

It said the alliance postponed the rally as the government did not give permission for it. 

The press release said: “Our movement, and protest programs will continue in the future. All the autocratic rulers were driven out in the face of public wrath for such undemocratic behavior.”

It also said, the Oikya Front steering committee will work out its next course of action through discussions.

On October 16, the alliance announced it will hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city on Tuesday, protesting the murder of Buet student Abrar Fahad.

Abrar Fahad, 21, a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet), was beaten to death, allegedly by some Chhatra League leaders and activists of the university unit, on October 7.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President ASM Abdur Rob, BNP Standing Committee Member Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, Gonoforum Executive President Prof Subrata Chowdhury, General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria, and Gonoshasthya Kendra Founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury were, among others, present at the meeting, held with Dr Kamal Hossain in the chair.