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BNP forms human chain for Khaleda’s release

Dhaka Office : As part of its seven-day political programme, BNP has formed a human chain in the city demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.

Leaders and activists of the party form the human chain around 10:15am on Wednesday in front of the Party’s Naya Paltan Central Office.

Followers holding banners, festoons and placard were chanting different slogans to have their chief freed from jail while senior leaders of the party delivered their speeches during the procession.

Huge numbers of law enforcers were deployed to maintain law and order during the agitation programme.

Earlier on Tuesday, the party announced to form the human in front of Jatiya Press Club. However, it changed the decision for some unavoidable reasons said, BNP’s Assistant Office Secretary Belal Ahmed.

On Sunday, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the weeklong fresh programme, including the human chain, demanding Khaleda’s release from jail

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to Old Dhaka Central Jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

After the jailing of Khaleda, the party observed different peaceful programmes, including leaflet distribution, countrywide demonstration, human-chain formation, sit-in, token hunger-strike, protest procession in different phases, demanding her release.