Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:53:28 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

BNP leaders at sit-in programme

Govt violated HR: Over 4550 held: Token hunger strike today

photo by NN Photo

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressing the sit-in programme in front of party\'s Nayapalton office on Tuesday demanding early release of Begum Khaleda Zia.

By
14th-Feb-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Staff Reporter :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday alleged that the government has violated human rights by keeping former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in an abandoned prison.
"Our National Constitution clearly states that no citizen can be kept in a solitary confinement ever. But the government has violated human rights by keeping Khaleda Zia isolated from any human contact and sending her in a long abandoned building," he said while addressing the party men in a sit-in programme in front of its Nayapaltan office.
Demanding Khaleda Zia's immediate release from jail, he said, "We will free our leader Begum Khaleda Zia through agitations of the people of Bangladesh."
"The incumbent government is an illegal one and the ruling quarter must be tried for violating the rights of Khaleda Zia," Fakhrul said.
A special court of Dhaka has given the BNP chief five years jail in a graft case on Thursday. The huge gathering of BNP leaders and activists turned the one-hour long sit-in programme like a public meeting.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Standing Committee Members Dr. Khandakar Mosharraf Hossain, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-Chairmen Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, Dr. AZM Zahid Hossain and Abdul Awal Mintoo, among with other leaders joined the programme.
Several leaders from BNP led-20 party alliance also joined the sit-in programme. Started at 11:00am, the sit-in programme ended at 12.0o noon.
The BNP will observe a token hunger strike nationwide today (Wednesday) for demanding release of Khaleda Zia.
The leaders and activists chanted different slogans such as 'Why Khaleda kept is in jail?' 'Our leader, our mother cannot be kept in jail for long', 'We will not give up movement without release of our leader'.
Mirza Fakhrul asked the leaders and activists to strengthen the on-going movement to bring Khaleda Zia out of jail and restoration of democracy in the country.  
He said no one can keep any popular leader in prison for long. This government also must be failed to keep Khaleda Zia in jail for a long time.
He also vowed to make Khaleda Zia free soon and the government cannot hold national polls keeping her in jail.
BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that police arrested more than 4,550 party men from across the country till Tuesday.
He made the allegation while addressing a press briefing at BNP's Nayapaltan office yesterday.
He claimed that around 150 leaders and activists were arrested from Tuesday's sit-in programme from Dhaka and different other districts.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Keep watch on transport agencies dispatching drug nationwide


A SECTION of drug peddlers have been reported to operate by engaging transport agencies in Chittagong and Cox's Bazar to dispatch drugs under cover. According to insiders and investigators, the smugglers are shipping the lethal Yaba pills across the country from Chittagong in their own vehicles, especially covered vans, to ...

Football »

AFC Bournemouth's Jordon Ibe (center left) and Huddersfield Town's Rajiv van La Parra battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield, England on Sunday.


Sports »

Canada win Olympic figure skating team gold, Russians silver


AFP, Gangneung :Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights' first gold at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday.The Russians, with their teenage ice starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, took their first silver of the Games. The ...

Entertainment »

`Hostiles` is existential movie for me: Rosamund Pike


Actress Rosamund Pike said 'Hostiles' is an existential movie with a simple story. "I didn't think of this as a genre film. This is very much an existential movie for me. The story is quite simple and yet there's so much," Pike said in a statement."The human landscape of it ...

Business & Economy »

Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director of Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) and Christine Engstrom, Director of Private Sector Financial Institutions Division of Asian Development Bank (ADB), exchanging an agreement signing documents for $20m loan at a city hotel on Monday. Manmohan Prokash, ADB Country Director in Bangladesh and Hassan O. Rashid, AMD of EBL among others were present.


City »

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Monday.


International »

India, China vie for influence as crisis unfolds in Maldives


AP, New Delhi :As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque Indian Ocean nation.At first glance, Beijing and New Delhi want no part in the turmoil that ...

International »

Pence raises prospect of talks with North Korea amid 'intensified' pressure


Reuters, Seoul :The United States may be looking more favorably at diplomatic engagement with North Korea, possibly holding dialogue, as South Korea pushes forward with plans to establish grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas. Vice President Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview the United States and ...

Cricket »

Shakib to miss 1st T20I


Sports Reporter :Shakib Al Hasan will not play in the first Twenty20 International match against Sri Lanka. The first T20 I match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on February 15.Shakib Al Hasan could not play in the ...

Editorial »

Series of question leaks prove thorough inefficiency


SSC question paper for maths was leaked yesterday, like it was done in the case of Islamic Studies, English and Bangla tests. Ministers had accused "dishonest teachers" of taking photos of question papers and leaking them but yesterday the SSC Mathematic questions were leaked at a time when the scripts ...

Entertainment »

Jacqueline Fernandez set to give fans their second Eidi


Jacqueline Fernandez will be treating the audience with an Eid bonanza this year with her upcoming action thriller Race 3. The actress has her hands filled with multiple projects currently. With her upcoming film Race 3 hitting the screens this year, the actress will also be seen reviving the iconic ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan speaking at a rally organised by Doctors Association of Bangladesh in DRU auditorium on Sunday demanding unconditional release of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.


International »

Rajapaksa-backed party set for landslide victory in local polls


Reuters, Colombo  :A political party backed by Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa looks set for a landslide victory in local polls, early results showed on Sunday, potentially undermining the country's unity government and its reform agenda.The unexpectedly strong showing could lead to defections away from the centre-left party led ...

Cricket »

Mahmudullah disappointed with result


Bangladesh stand in captain Mahmudullah said he is very mush disappointed for their massive 215 runs defeat that helped Sri Lanka to clinch the Test series.He was speaking at a post-match session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.The Bangladesh skipper said,"Feeling really disappointed because we knew the pitch would ...

Sports »

Tatjana Maria of Germany celebrates winning a point against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during the Fed Cup World Group first round match between Belarus and Germany in Minsk, Belarus on Saturday.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news