Main opposition BNP has been allowed to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on December 10 on 26 conditions by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
A notification was issued in this regard from the DMP Headquarters signed by Deputy Police Commissioner (Headquarters and Admin) Abdul Momen, on behalf of the DMP commissioner, reports UNB.
Following BNP’s application, DMP permitted the party to hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan at Shahbagh, instead of Nayapaltan as “it may cause traffic jam and people’s suffering.”
BNP can hold the rally at the venue from 12pm to 4:30 pm on December 10, according to the notification.
Earlier on November 15, a delegation BNP met DMP commissioner and sought permission to hold their much-talked-about rally in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital on December 10.
The DMP commissioner, however, asked BNP to give the name of any other alternative venue.
As part of the move to continue the pace of its ongoing movement, the BNP on September 27 announced a series of public rallies in 10 divisional cities to denounce the price hike of daily essentials and fuels, the death of five party men in previous police action in Bhola, Narayanganj, Munshiganj and Jashore, and to ensure the freedom of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The party has already arranged rallies in Chattogram, Mymensingh, Khulna, Rangpur, Barishal, Faridpur, Sylhet and Cumilla braving various obstacles and transport strikes.
BNP has long been demanding that the next general election be held under a caretaker government, not under any political government — a demand sharply rejected by the ruling Awami League as the constitution does not allow it to happen.
BNP will conclude the divisional rallies through a mass gathering in Dhaka city on December 10, coinciding with International Human Rights day.