New Age Online
Accusing the ruling party activists of attacking their peaceful gathering at Bakshibazar in the capital, Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday announced a countywide demonstration for Friday in protest against the incident.
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir first announced the programme for Thursday at an emergency press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
Later, in a press release the party shifted the programme to Friday due to the Christmas Day to be celebrated on Thursday, the United News of Bangladesh reports.
Fakhrul said the programme will be observed in all district towns and Dhaka city.
The BNP spokesman claimed that the ruling party attacked common people and their party activists without any provocation with the help of law enforcers at Bakshibazar, leaving over 600 injured, including 100 seriously.
He further claimed that the law enforcers arrested at least 50 leaders and activists.
The party strongly denounced the attack and asked the ruling party to refrain from such destructive politics.
Fakhrul demanded the government immediately arrest and mete out punishment to those involved in the violence.
Otherwise, he warned, the government will be held responsible for any evolving situation if people come up with a befitting reply.