BNP forms human chain protesting Khaleda's jailing

Published: October 31, 2018 12:28:12 | Updated: November 01, 2018 20:29:37

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BNP leaders and activists have formed a human chain in the city on Wednesday protesting the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

Several hundred BNP leaders and followers formed the human chain around 11:00 am in front of Jatiya Press Club as part of its countrywide scheduled programme.

They chanted different slogans demanding the release of their leader Khaleda Zia immediately.

BNP senior leaders including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is scheduled to address the programme which will be ended at noon, according to a UNB report.

Police cordoned off the protesters to fend off any trouble.

All metropolitan city and district units of the party are also scheduled to observe the programmes at their convenient time and places.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday announced a three-day countrywide programme including the human chain protesting the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

As part of the programmes, the party will also observe a token mass-hunger strike on Thursday in all metropolitan cities and district towns.

Earlier on Monday, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others to seven years' rigorous imprisonment each in the much-talked-about Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.

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