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DMP bans rally in capital

Update : 19 Oct 2013, 08:31 AM

Dhaka Metropolitan Police has banned all forms of gathering in the capital until further notice from Sunday morning.

The decision has come in such a moment when both the ruling Awami League and main opposition BNP are ready to face off on the street on October 25.

The BNP had called for a rally on October 25. They were determined to hold the rally and had announced of an “armed resistance” towards any obstruction to this regard.

Meanwhile, the ruling party also announced to hold a rally in the capital on the same day.

DMP spokesperson and Detective Branch Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam said the order will be effective from Sunday 6am and will continue until further notice.

He said the move was made to prevent all forms of sabotage and violence in the capital.

A press release signed by DMP Commissioner Benazir Ahmed was released on this regard Saturday afternoon.

It said several opposing parties had called for programmes in the capital from October 20.

“Some quarters have made dangerously inciting speeches in public ahead of these rallies,” it read adding that police ordered the restriction measures to stop a probable violence.

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