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Bangladesh opposition calls countrywide strike Monday
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Dhaka : Opposition parties in Bangladesh, led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), have called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike Monday, media reports Saturday.

The strike has been planned to protest against the denial of permission for BNP's rally in Gazipur and to demand the release of BNP leaders, including Goyeshwar Chandra Roy, bdnews24.com reported.

Bangladesh's opposition alliance, meanwhile, enforced a day-long strike in Gazipur after the local administration disallowed any gathering at Khaleda Zia's proposed rally venue in the town Saturday.

The BNP-led alliance had boycotted the Jan 5 general election and has since been pressing for a snap election.

Monday's strike will be its second this year, after it had enforced a shutdown protesting against the 16th Constitutional amendment.

The BNP blamed the government for thwarting its Gazipur rally and "implicating" their leaders in "false cases" and allege that the government was trying to keep Khaleda Zia away from politics by implicating her in false cases.

The party also condemned the cases filed over the Dec 24 clashes at Bakshibazar between the BNP and Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, in which a number of BNP leaders including Roy have been accused.

Police had arrested the BNP leader and a court had sent him on a three-day remand.

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