Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has withdrawn hartal in Bhola on Thursday (August 4) noon in protest against the death of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) district unit President Nure Alam in a clash between police and BNP activists.
BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy made the announcement at a press briefing at district party office at noon.
He said that to reduce the suffering of the people they withdrawn the hartal but their movement will continue until the murder of party workers is brought to justice.
Gayeshwar demanded compensation for the families of those killed and the injured victims in the clash as well as action against police.
Earlier today, BNP enforced a day long dawn-to-dusk hartal in Bhola for protesting the death of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) district unit President Nure Alam in a clash between police and BNP activists.
BNP leaders and activists hold demonstrations at around 8:00am on Thursday in support of the strike.
Rickshaws, autorickshaws and other transport did not run on roads. Besides, a large police force was deployed across Bhola city.
Earlier on July 31, Abdur Rahim, an activist of BNP was killed and more than 50 others were injured in a clash with police during the party’s demonstration against the ongoing power cut and mismanagement in the power sector at Kalinath Roy Bazar in Sadar upazila of Bhola district.
Nure Alam suffered bullet wounds during a clash with police on that clash.
Later on, August 3, Nure Alam, who had been on life support in a hospital in Dhaka passed away, triggering protests across the country.
A total two cases registered against the BNP activists where more than 400 sued over clashes with police in Bhola.
Earlier on July 26, BNP decided to stage demonstrations across the country protesting the ongoing load shedding and "mismanagement" in the energy sector.
BDST: 1514 HRS, Aug 4, 2022