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BNP ends hunger strike on request

Staff Reporter |
Inserted: 16:46, Wednesday 14 February 2018 || Updated: 15:14, Sunday 18 February 2018

BNP ends hunger strike on request - Politics

Dhaka: BNP leaders and activists ended their hunger strike one and a half hours after they began it in Dhaka demanding release of their chief Khaleda Zia.

Hundreds took position near Jatiya Press Club since 11:00am in the pre-announced programme, as part of a series of peaceful demonstration to press home their demand.

Though the strike was scheduled to continue till 4:00pm, they had to end it after police requested them to move away from the spot around 12:30pm, our staff correspondent reports from the spot.

On February 8, a special court here awarded five years jail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage trust graft case.

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is currently in prison, after she was handed a five-year imprisonment for misappropriating a Tk 2.10 crore donation fund of Zia Orphanage Trust.

Previously, following the imprisonment of Khaleda last Thursday, BNP carried out a series of protest programmes on the streets – all of which were nonviolent in nature.

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