Police foil Ganatantra Mancha mass contact prog in capital

Staff Reporter :
Police on Tuesday foiled a pre-scheduled mass contact programme of the Ganatantantra Mancha in front of Bangladesh Bank at Motijheel in the capital. At the time, some leaders and activists of the organization were injured.

According to a press release, the Mancha, after holding a short rally in front of the Bangladesh Bank at around noon, began to chant slogans in a bid to bring out a procession and mass contact towards Hatkhola in the city.

When the leaders-activists were going to bring out the procession after the speech in the rally, the police stopped and attacked them.

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In this regard, Ganosanhati Andolan chief coordinator Zonayed Saki alleged that police had charged batons on the leaders and activists of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-JSD at Arambagh when they were coming to join the rally in front of BB headquarters.

The Mancha and several other opposition parties and alliances are now in simultaneous movement with the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party to press home their demands including cancellation of ‘one-sided’ general election and holding an inclusive general election under neutral election-time government within 90 days after dissolution of the parliament.

Earlier on Monday, the Mancha announced a three-day mass contact programme from Tuesday across the country.

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