Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Protest against Khaleda verdict planned by BNP

HT Agency

Dhaka: BNP on Monday announced a three-day countrywide programme protesting the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case.

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programmes at night.

As part of the programmes, the party will stage demonstrations on Tuesday while form human chain programmes on Wednesday and observe a token mass-hunger strike on Thursday in all metropolitan cities and district towns.

In the capital, the party will form the one-hour human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club from 11am on Wednesday and observe the hunger strike either at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh or Mahanagar Natya Mancha on Thursday from 1pm to 4pm.

Earlier in the day, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced only demonstration programme in all metropolitan cities and district towns for Tuesday.

However, BNP standing committee member at a meeting in the evening extended programmes for two more days.

Meanwhile, a group of BNP leaders and activists brought out a procession in front of the BNP office, protesting the verdict that convicted Khaleda in the case.

A court here 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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