BNP defers hartal to Tuesday


Staff Reporter :
The main opposition party-BNP has rescheduled their previously announced dawn-to-dusk hartal from Monday to Tuesday in light of Bangladesh’s one-day state mourning scheduled for December 18 following the passing away of Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

BNP’s Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the change of the hartal on Sunday during a virtual press briefing.

Earlier on December 17, BNP announced the hartal amid a home ministry instruction to the returning officers to prevent political gatherings, rallies, and similar programmes from 18 December until the end of the 12th parliamentary election, scheduled for 7 January.


Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami’s Acting Secretary General Maulana ATM Masum said in a statement that the party will also enforce hartal on Tuesday instead of Monday.

After the passing of the Kuwait Emir, the Cabinet Division issued a notification on Friday directing all government, semi-government, and autonomous institutions, educational institutions, and Bangladeshi missions abroad to display the national flag at half-mast as a mark of respect for the departed soul.