Jamaat to observe countrywide blockade program on Oct 31 and Nov 1-2

Published at : 30 October 2023, 10:55 pm
Jamaat to observe countrywide blockade program on Oct 31 and Nov 1-2
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Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement on Monday urged to observe a three-day blockade program tomorrow on October 31 and November 1 and 2 in continuation of the ongoing movement for the resignation of the government.

Acting Secretary General of Jamaat Maulana ATM Masum called this in a statement in this regard on Monday (October 30).

In the statement, he said that different opposition political parties, including Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP, announced the program of a mass meeting in the capital Dhaka on October 28.

The law enforcers’ agencies of the country, instead of cooperating in the implementation of the program of the peaceful mass gathering, obstructed the way for the leaders and activists to come to the assembly.

The leaders and activists coming to the rally were searched from their cars and arrested after getting off the bus, launch, and trains. Awami League cadres attacked a peaceful assembly of opposition parties and law enforcers broke up the assembly with tear gas, bullets, and heavy lathi charge, the statement said.

Among them, 4 people including journalists and BNP activists were killed and thousands of activists were injured due to police teargas and bullets. Around 2000 leaders and activists of opposition parties including Jamaat have been arrested in the last few days in connection with mass gatherings and hartals.

Resignation of the government, re-establishment of the caretaker government system to make the upcoming twelfth parliamentary elections free, fair, and neutral, release of all arrested political leaders and clerics including Ameer Jamaat Dr. Shafiqur Rahman, curbing the rise in prices of daily essential commodities, attacks on the opposition party's general meeting, Jamaat is announcing a program of blockade of roads, railways, and waterways across the country tomorrow on October 31 and November 1 and 2.

Masum called upon the people of Jamaat-e-Islami at all levels and the people of the country to carry out the declared blockade program peacefully in the greater interest of the country.