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JCD leader’s death: BNP calls hartal in Bhola for Thursday

UNB . Bhola
03 Aug 2022 18:37:37 | Update: 03 Aug 2022 18:53:58
JCD leader’s death: BNP calls hartal in Bhola for Thursday
Bhola unit BNP calls a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district for Thursday — Courtesy/ UNB

Bhola unit BNP has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district for Thursday protesting the death of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) district unit president Nure Alam in a clash between police and BNP men.

The strike will be observed from 6:00am to 6:00pm in the district, BNP’s Bhola unit Joint General Secretary Humayun Kabir Sopan told UNB on Wednesday.

Nure Alam suffered bullet wounds during a clash with police on Sunday.

Humayun Kabir said Nure Alam was taken to Comfort Diagnostic Centre in the capital on the same day where he succumbed to his injuries around 3:15pm on Wednesday. He had been on life support at the hospital.

As part of BNP’s countrywide demonstration programme protesting the ongoing load shedding and mismanagement in the power sector, the leaders and activists of the party gathered in front of their district party office in Bhola on Sunday.

At one stage, police obstructed them when they tried to stage demonstrations at Kalinath Roy Bazar around 11:30am, triggering a clash.

Later, police fired bullets and teargas that left local Swechchasebak Dal leader, Abdur Rahim, dead and some other leaders and activists of the party injured.