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BNP-led opposition's 48-hr blockade underway  

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Update: 2023-12-03 08:14:34
BNP-led opposition's 48-hr blockade underway  

The BNP and like-minded parties have enforced a fresh 48-hour blockade across the country from 6:00am today (December 3).

Meanwhile, three buses were set on fire in capital's Gabtoli, Agargaon, and Sayedabad areas between 10:00pm and 11:09pm last night (December 2).

The parties enforced blockades and hartals in several phases demanding the resignation of the government and a halt of general election under a non-party administration.

The release from police custody of party leaders and activists, including BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, also features prominently in their demands.

Speaking at a virtual press briefing on Saturday night, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi called upon the country's people and the supporters of BNP and other opposition parties to observe the programme spontaneously to make it a success.

Vehicles of the newspapers or media, ambulances and vehicles transporting oxygen cylinders and medicines will remain out of the purview of the blockade.

Meanwhile, unidentified miscreants set fire to three buses in the capital's Gabtoli, Agargaon, and Jatrabari areas on Saturday night (December 2).

In Gabtoli, a bus was torched in front of the bus terminal around 11:09pm.

On information, a fire engine went to the spot around 11:12pm to bring the fire under control, according to Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters.

In Agargaon, a Bhuiyan Paribahan bus was set afire around 11:00pm near the Passport Office area. Two fire engines were on the scene to douse the blaze.

Meanwhile, another bus was set ablaze near Jatrabai around 10:00pm.

BDST: 0813 HRS, DEC 03, 2023

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