Three successive days of hartal from Sunday

Main opposition BNP and its key ally Jamaat-e- Islami separately announced 72-hour nationwide hartal from Sunday to protest the countrywide ‘mass-killing’ and Sayedee verdict.Main opposition BNP called nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal for March 5 alleging that the government is conducting countywide ‘mass killing’.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia made the hartal announcement while addressing a press conference on her party’s position regarding country’s present political situation at her Gulshan party office on Friday evening.
On the other hand, Jamaat announced 48-hour non-stop hartal from Sunday to protest the ICT verdict that awarded death sentence to its top leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee for his involvement in crime against humanity during the liberation war in 1971.
Jamaat’s acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan made the announcement on Thursday evening.
Earlier on Thursday, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 led by ATM Fazle Kabir awarded death penalty to Sayedee for his crime against humanity during the liberation war in 1971.
While reading out the verdict, tribunal chairman ATM Fazle Kabir said that eight out of 20 allegations brought against Sayedee were proved. He was sentenced to death in two cases—filed for the killing of Ibrahim Kutti and Bisha Bali.
Centering the verdict, at least 47 people, including four policemen were killed on Thursday as the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir locked in clashes with the law enforcers across the country.

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