Mar 24

[STATEMENT] Ongoing strike-blockade part of global terrorism: Hassan Mahmud

DHAKA : Publicity and Publication Affairs Secretary of the ruling Awami League Dr Hassan Mahmud yesterday said ongoing strike-blockade programme of BNP-Jamaat is a part of international terrorism, reports BSS.

“Khaleda Zia should be arrested for unleashing violence, hurling bombs in the name of movement….it is the demand of the people to arrest her for saving the country from terrorism and militancy,” he said.

Hassan Mahmud said this at a discussion at the National Press Club auditorium organised by Bangladesh Awami Hawkers’ League protesting country-wide blockade and hartal called by BNP led 20-party alliance.

Awami Hawkers’ League president SM Zakaria Hanif presided over the discussion.

Dr Mahmud said, “Strike and blockade are the highest language of political movement but BNP-Jammat has changed the features of strike and blockade and government t and non- government offices, business establishments, banks have been functioning normally and attendance everywhere is usual.”