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Fakhrul breaks hunger-strike held for Khaleda’s permanent release

Opposition BNP’s three-hour token hunger strike demanding its Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s unconditional release from jail and advanced treatment abroad has ended.The party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul broke hunger-strike by drinking juice as Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) president Oli Ahmed and former Dhaka University VC Prof Anwar Ullah Chowdhury offered him juice.The hunger-strike was organised by Dhaka City South and North BNP, ended at 2:00pm on Saturday at Nayapaltan in the capital.

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy and other senior leaders also broke their hunger-strike drinking juice.Following the strike, the BNP activists thronged Nayapaltan with processions from the morning as the token hunger strike started at 11am.Besides, similar programme was held in all district towns and metropolitan cities across the country.

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