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Dhaka Tribune

Hartal extended again for 48 hours

Update : 03 Mar 2015, 11:32 AM

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has extended its 72-hour hartal for another 48 hours.

Salahuddin Ahmed, joint secretary general of the BNP, issued a press release on Tuesday afternoon, announcing that the countrywide general strike will now continue until 6am on Friday.

The opposition combine had called the 72-hour hartal from Sunday, ignoring calls for sparing the ongoing SSC and equivalent examinations.

About 1.5 million students are taking the exams this year.

The BNP-led alliance has been observing the strike protesting what it calls killings, mass arrests and torture of party activists, and “restoration of democracy.”

The country has witnessed a nationwide strike on all weekdays since February 1.

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