Condemning police actions on their peaceful programme, BNP has alleged that the government itself is provoking to create a violent situation in the country, UNB reports.
"The ministers of this illegal government are continuously making provocations to make a volatile situation in the country but we're very carefully avoiding it," said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
The BNP leader came up with the remarks at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office on Wednesday.
"We want to clearly say that we're carrying out a peaceful programme and we'll continue it in that manner," he said.
Police on Saturday foiled BNP's black-flag demonstration programme in front of its Nayapaltan central office protesting the denial of permission to hold a rally in the city.
When BNP leaders and activists tried to gather in front of their central office at 9:30 am, police chased them and arrested 20 of them.
They also damaged a makeshift stage be built in front of the party office to stage their protests.
Police used water cannons, charged baton on the BNP activists to disperse them, leaving two of its leaders --Chairperson's advisor Ataur Rahman Dhali and organizing secretary Fazlul Haq Milon-injured. They were rushed to hospitals.
At one stage, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, standing committee members Moudud Ahmed and Nazrul Islam Khan left the place and entered the party office.
Huge law enforcers were seen deployed in front of the BNP's central office.
DMP Motijheel Zone ADC Shibli Noman said, "Showing black flag occupying city roads is not a peaceful programme. They didn't take any prior permission for arranging such programme. We can't allow programmes that disrupt public life."
BNP on February 22 announced the programme protesting the denial of permission for its planned rally on Thursday demanding the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
On February 8 last, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.