More than 900 leaders and activists were arrested in strike-blockade, Chittagong BNP complains

More than 900 leaders and activists were arrested in strike-blockade, Chittagong BNP complains
More than 900 leaders and activists were arrested in strike-blockade, Chittagong BNP complains

The party has alleged that more than 900 BNP leaders and workers have been arrested in Chittagong during the continuous blockade and strike.

Chittagong City BNP informed on Monday that 55 cases have been registered in Chittagong due to strike-blockade. In which 924 activists have been arrested by the police.

BNP leader Idris Ali, who is in charge of the office cell, told that 21 cases have been registered in the metropolis alone, in which 434 people have been arrested.

He also said that 34 cases have been filed against the leaders and workers of the party in different upazilas of the district.

Chittagong North District Organizing Committee of BNP has been formed with the police stations of Zorarganj, Mirsrai, Sitakunda, Hathajari, Raujan, Rangunia, Fatikchari, Bhujpur and Sandwip.

And Chittagong South District Organizing Committee was formed with Karnaphuli, Boalkhali, Patia, Anwara, Banshkhali, Chandanish, Satkania, Lohagara.

BNP leader Idris Ali said that the police arrested 434 people including Iqbal Chowdhury, Nurul Alam Raju, a member of Chittagong City Convening Committee in 21 cases of the city.

240 people have been arrested in 15 cases in South District and 250 people in 19 cases in North District.

BNP organized a mass rally in Dhaka on October 28 with various demands including re-establishment of the caretaker government system during the election period, resignation of the government. A hartal was called the next day after the rally ended in a clash with the police.

During the October 29 strike, a 72-hour strike was first called to protest the arrest of BNP’s general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and other demands. The program was announced from October 31 to November 2 with a break on October 30.

After a two-day weekend, BNP took a break on November 7 after the siege on November 5 and 6. However, in protest against the arrest of Amir Khosru Mahmud, the leaders of the party in Chittagong called a hartal in Chittagong on 5 November.

7 BNP observes as National Revolution and Solidarity Day. Although no program was given on this day, the blockade was not kept on that day. Then the same program was given again on 8 and 9 November. The siege was then called on November 12, 13 and 15, 16.

Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal announced the schedule of the twelfth parliamentary elections by announcing the deadline for voting on January 7 and nomination papers on November 30.

In protest, the opposition announced a two-day strike on November 17 and 18 after the weekend. After this program, the party did not hold the program again on Tuesday. The party has called another 48-hour blockade from Wednesday morning to Friday morning.


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