Category: Hartal

First day hartal sees 5 dead

Ref: The first day of the 60-hour countrywide shutdown, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, was marked by incidents of violence, clashes, vandalism and crude bomb blasts across the country, leaving at least five people killed.

First day hartal sees 5 dead

First day hartal sees 5 dead

The five people — one BNP leader, a Swechchhasebak Dal leader, one Jubo League man, one Awami League activist and a Jamaat activist — were killed in violence in Faridpur, Jessore, Pirojpur, Bogra and Pabna districts during the hartal hours till 6pm on Sunday. Read more →

Blasts near BNP HQ, Ctg schoolgirl hurt

Ref: Some crude bombs exploded near BNP Naya Paltan headquarters and Shantinagar in Dhaka on the second day of the Opposition strike on Thursday. A 14-year-old schoolgirl was injured when Jamaat-e-Islami supporters lobed bombs in Chittagong as the strike entered the second day.Three crude bombs were lobbed from a pro-shutdown procession in Battala alley near Nightingle intersection in Dhaka around 8:00am, Paltan Police Station Officer in-Charge Golam Sarwar said.

Nightingle intersection is adjacent to BNP headquarters. Read more →

Rajshahi clashes kill 2 more


A Jamaat-e-Islami leader and a minor were killed while seven more were hit by bullets during clashes between strike supporters and police on the first day of the 48-hour nationwide strike called by the Islamist party Sunday.

The clashes were reported from Godagari upazila in Rajshahi district, where local administartion clamped prohibitory orders to avoid further trouble after the clashes.

Those killed have been identified as Mujahid Hossain, 45, a Jamaat leader from Mahishalbari of Godaigari upazilla and Rafiqul Islam, 12, son of Mostafa Ali from Bhagmantapur (in the upazila). Hossain is also the Imam of a local mosque. Read more →

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on


Sporadic blasts and processions marked the beginning of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s two-day nationwide shutdown on Sunday with capital Dhaka wrapped in a tight security blanket .

Heavy deployment of police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were noticed at Malibagh, Shantinagar, Rampura, Paltan, Motijheel, Kawran Bazar, Farmgate, Tejgaon, Mohakhali, Badda and other key points through city.

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on

Jamaat 48-hour shutdown on

Inter-city buses were fewer in numbers but rickshaws and auto-rickshaws were seen plying streets. Long route buses from Gabtoli, Mohakhali, Sayedabad remained grounded. Read more →

Jamaat calls hartal today

Ref: The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike for today.
Acting Jamaat secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan called the general strike issuing a statement immediately after the International Crimes Tribunal-1 announced that it would pronounce today the verdict in a case against the detained Jamaat leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee on charge of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 war of independence. Read more →

Islamists calls hartal today

Ref: Some Islamist parties led by Khelafat Andolan called a dawn-to-dusk countrywide general strike for today protesting against the killing of four people when the parties clashed with the police and ruling party men across the country on Friday.
The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its key ally Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami extended their supports to the general strike. Read more →

Shibir-cop clash kills constable in Jessore

Ref: JESSORE: A police official was killed and 10 people were injured in a clash between Chhatra Shibir men and law enforcers in Gohata intersection of Monirampur upazila in the district early hours of hartal.

The deceased was identified as Jahrul, a constable of police. Read more →