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BNP's token hunger strike on Wednesday

Staff Reporter |
Inserted: 22:04, Tuesday 11 September 2018 || Updated: 19:12, Wednesday 12 September 2018

BNP's token hunger strike on Wednesday - Politics

Dhkka: BNP will observe token hunger strike across the country on Wednesday demanding immediate unconditional release of party’s imprisoned Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

The programme will begin from 10:00am at all district and divisional level headquarters including the capital Dhaka and continue till 12:00pm to press home their demand.

BNP Senior Joint Secretary Rizvi Ahmed announced the programme while addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

Rizvi also asked leaders and activists of the party’s different front and associated bodies to successfully observe the token hunger strike forcing the government to realise their demand.

Khaleda Zia also a former prime minister landed in Old Dhaka central jail on February 8 after a special court sentenced her to five years rigorous imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

Rizvi criticized the government for its inaction in taking care of Khaleda Zia’s health condition even though she is seriously ill and said it is nothing but the deception of the government with her.

He also alleged that the government is drawing a blueprint to hold a one-sided election again in the country and thus it is engaged in carrying out arrest spree against the opposition party men across the country deliberately.

Around 300 BNP men from different parts of the country including 275 from the capital were detained in the last two days as they held human chain programme to register their demand for Khaleda Zia’s immediate unconditional release, he said.

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