BNP protests alleged murder of Jubodal activist by Awami League cadres

Opposition BNP Thursday strongly condemned and protested the killing of Jatiyatabadi Jubodal activist Akbar Hossain, who was allegedly murdered by the ruling party cadres on his way to joining the party’s Paltan Maidan grand rally on Wednesday.

Addressing a press briefing at the BNP Nayapaltan central office this afternoon, party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said Akbar Hossain, organizing secretary of Jubodal of Mirkadim municipality unit of Munshigang district was seriously injured by the attack of the ruling party cadres, while he along with other leaders and workers were coming to join the Paltan rally Wednesday.

He said Akbar Hossain went missing after being wounded and his dead body was found in the Buriganga river at the city’s Sadarghat area today (Thursday).

Nazrul Islam Khan, who was also chief coordinator of the just concluded Dhaka grand rally, alleged that AL armed cadres unleashed attacks and obstructions in different ways at different areas on BNP
leaders and workers on their way to joining the Paltan Maidan grand rally on Wednesday.

The areas included Munshiganj, Keranigonj, Dhamrai, Sarishabari, Bhaluka, Kishoreganj, Narshigndi, Rupganj, Araihazar, Gazipur crossing and Savar.

He however said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has thanked and congratulated the party’s leaders and workers of all tiers and the general people as well for joining the Paltan Grand rally and making it a success by defying various attacks and obstructions.

Replying to a question, Nazrul said BNP has called hartal to put pressure, along with the people on the government to resolve the public problems.

He said June 27 hartal was called by giving over one month of time to the government for realizing the demands, not just to observe hartal for the sake of it.

Asked if the demands are fulfilled would they withdraw the hartal, Nazrul replied in the positive, saying ‘certainly’.

Meanwhile Namaz-e-Janaza of Akbar Hossain was held in front of the BNP central office after Asr prayers today (Thursday).

Leaders of BNP and its front and associate organizations took part in the janaza including Nazrul Islam Khan, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Abdullah Al Noman, Shah Moazzem Hossain, Mir Nasiruddin Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Amanullah Aman, Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, Fazlul Huq Milon, Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel and Sultan Salahuddin Tuku.


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