Again 72-hr countrywide hartal from Sunday
27 February 2015, Nirapad News: The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 72-hour countrywide hartal from 6:00 am Sunday in protest against the arrest and killing of its leaders and activists in crossfire.
The shutdown starts from 6:00am Sunday, will continue till 6:00am Wednesday, according to a press statement issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed on behalf of the alliance on Friday afternoon.
No leader of the coalition is however willing to talk to media about their agitation programme. Although daily life of citizens has been mostly undisrupted during the ongoing programmes, the Secondary School Certificate(SSC) examinations are being affected. Already the exams have been rescheduled eight times and exams are being held only on Fridays and Saturdays.
According to the government,100 people were killed and more than 600 persons were injured in bomb attacks, mostly petrol bombs, on vehicles during the ongoing blockade.