Nationwide strike observed

Dhaka, 19 September:  Nationwide strike calledBangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in protest of unjust verdict against Maolana Delwar Hussain Sayeedi was observed peacefully and sponteniously. Offices were closed and show market or business was conducted on the day. Daily Star, a national daily of the country reported that no motor vehicle apartform paddled rikshaw was running during the 24 hours shut down.

In Dhaka, police detained two pickets from Mirpur area when they were trying to bring out a procession on the Chiriakhana road at Rainkhola in favour of the shutdown. Besides, the activists of Jamaat and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, staged demonstrations at different districts during the shutdown.In Rajshahi, the police had to fire blank shots to disperse a mob attempting to bring out a procession in the Dingaduba area. However, no one was hurt.

In Bogra, Jamaat and Shibir men brought out a procession in Kaloni and Khandar areas of the town this morning and torched tyres on the roads.Besides, police in several drives arrested eight Jamaat-Shibir men suspecting that they might carry out subversive activities during today’s shutdown.

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