BNP extends support to Sunday’s strike

The main opposition BNP on Saturday extended its support to Sunday’s countrywide dawn-to-dusk shutdown to be enforced by 12 Islamist and like-minded parties.

BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters that the support was unconditional.

“We’ve decided to give our full supports to the shutdown programme called by the Islamist parties in protest against the Friday’s police attacks across the country on the faithful,” he said.

After unleashing a wave of mayhem across the country on Friday, the Islamist parties called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk shutdown for Sunday protesting what they said attacks on demonstrators who were demanding punishment against the ‘atheist’ bloggers of Shahbagh movement.

Source: bdnews24