One-point demand: BNP march begins from Abdullahpur

BNP leaders and activists have begun their march from capital’s Abdullahpur area to press home their one-point demand for polls under a non-party interim government

They started their march from Uttara’s Abdullahpur area and will end the procession at Bahadur Shah Park in Old Dhaka around 4:00pm, reports our correspondent from the spot.

BNP supporters, activists and leaders started gathering at Mollajir Masjid Market of Abdullahpur since 9:00am from various parts of Dhaka.

Abdur Nur Matin, a member of the convening committee of Dokkinkhan BNP, told The Daily Star that he arrived at Abdullahpur with his supporters around 9:00am.

Meanwhile, attacks on BNP processions yesterday in the capital and different districts left one activist dead and over 350 others injured as the party supporters marched demanding resignation of the government.

Besides, clashes between the BNP men, Awami League, and police in Bogura, Kishoreganj, Khagrachhari, Pirojpur, and Joypurhat left 57 policemen and 40 ruling party activists injured.The incidents happened as the BNP held its first countrywide demonstration to press home its one-point demand for the government to step down and the next national election to be held under a non-partisan administration.

BNP’s like-minded parties also demonstrated in different parts of the country.

Earlier on July 12, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir formally announced a “one-point movement”.As part of the first programme to realise the one-point demand, he also announced a two-day countrywide march programme for July 18 and 19.

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