BNP’s 8 hours mass hunger strike begins


TBT Live Update: BNP’s countrywide eight-hour mass hunger strike programme began on Sunday morning to register its protest against the government’s repressive acts and ‘growing incidents’ of extrajudicial killing and abduction.

In the capital, the programme began around 9:15 am on the National Press Club premises. The programme will continue until 5 pm.

Senior BNP leaders, including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, have already joined the programme.   Khaleda will join the hunger strike programme at 4 pm.

BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Saturday said the mass hunger strike programme is meant for registering their protests against the “government’s growing repressive acts like killing opposition leaders and activists, their forced disappearances, filing of false cases against them” and indictment of Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman.

Earlier on April 26, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the mass hunger programme at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.

The programme is being held in all upazilas, district towns and divisional cities simultaneously.