Abrar Killing

BNP’s demos from today

Staff Correspondent

12 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Opposition BNP will stage demonstration programmes across the country today and tomorrow to protest against the recent bilateral deals signed with India, and the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad.

As part of the programmes, the party will arrange public rally in Dhaka and all other metropolitan cities on Saturday. Similar programmes will be held in all district towns on Sunday.

BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain announced the programmes at a press  conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Thursday.

On June 5, Bangladesh and India signed seven bilateral documents after a meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Abrar, 21, a resident of Sher-e-Bangla Hall of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was beaten to death by some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists of the university unit following his Facebook post opposing some deals with India.

Addressing the press conference, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain termed Abrar as the ‘voice of Bangladesh’; saying he is a martyr for the cause of the country’s interests, its independence and sovereignty. “His cruel death can’t go in vain and won’t be allowed to turn futile,” he added.

Meanwhile, the BNP-led 20-party Alliance will hold a commemorative meeting in memory of Abrar Fahad in the capital on Tuesday.

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan announced the decision of the programme after a meeting of the alliance held at BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Thursday night.

Besides, Nazrul Islam Khan, also the coordinator of the alliance, said it extended support to BNP’s public gathering programmes in cities and district towns for Saturday and Sunday.