Wednesday, December 19, 2018

BNP announces protests for Thursday after court jails Tarique Rahman for life

  • Staff Correspondent,
    Published: 2018-10-10 14:35:29 BdST


The BNP will hold protests on Thursday and a black-flag procession on Sunday to condemn the jailing of its acting chief Tarique Rahman in the 2004 grenade attack.

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced Tarique to life in prison for plotting to assassinate Sheikh Hasina when she was in opposition.

The special court also gave the death penalty to several other members of the BNP.

BNP Senior Joint-Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a media briefing after the verdict came out on Wednesday.

“There will be protests across the country against the ‘dictated’ verdict on the Aug 21 grenade attack case,” he said.

Rizvi announced a five-day programme for the BNP and its front organisations.

The BNP’s student wing Chhatra Dal will stage protests on Oct 13, Jubo Dal on Oct 14 and Shechchhasebak Dal on Oct 15.

Mohila Dal and Shramik Dal will form human chains on Oct 17 and Oct 18 respectively.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir rejected the verdict on the Aug 21 grenade attack case in a press briefing at the BNP central office, prior to the announcement of the protests.