The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday announced countrywide demonstration for December 13 and December 24 to press home their demand to release BNP leaders and activists and their 10-point demand they announced to for simultaneous movement.
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain announced the demonstration schedule towards the end of his address at the party’s Dhaka divisional rally at Golapbagh field in the capital.
The BNP leader said that they would hold countrywide rallies and bring out processions on December 13 demanding immediate release of the party senior leaders including BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and protesting against December 7 police attack on the party central office at Naya Paltan and killing the party activist Mokbul Hossain, keeping the central office occupied by the police and lodging fictitious cases against the opposition activists.
He said that the party would bring out mass processions across the country on December 24 to press home their 10-point demand that he announced in the rally.
Their 10-point demand include the resignation of the government, dissolution of parliament, including the provision of the caretaker government in the constitution through an amendment, formation of a new Election Commission under the caretaker government, creating a level-playing field before the election, holding the election using ballot papers, releasing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and all other political prisoners unconditionally and revoking the Digital Security Act and other repressive laws, ensuring the freedom of expression and assembly and keeping all essential items within the buying capacity of people.