Bnp-led alliance calls another 72 hours of hartal

The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Friday announced yet another 72-hour spell of nationwide hartal from 6am on Sunday alongside its ongoing countrywide indefinite transport blockade demanding a fresh national election under a non-party administration.
In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, on behalf of the alliance, announced the shutdown programme which will continue till Wednesday morning.Besides, the alliance will stage demonstrations in all district towns, upazila headquarters and thanas across the country on Monday.
The alliance called the shutdown programme to register its protest against killings, enforced disappearances, abductions, and crippling of the opposition men by the law enforcers and ruling party ‘cadres, mass arrest of the 20-party men and common people, the government’ interference in the judiciary, control over the media, and demanding ‘restoring democracy and people’s voting right’.
The 20-party also had enforced hartal for five consecutive days from Sunday last three weeks, forcing the authorities concerned to reschedule the Secondary Scholl Certificate (SSC) exams that fell during the hartal hours. – News Desk