Hartal in Noakhali over remarks on Obaidul Quader today

Our Correspondent

24 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NOAKHALI: Abdul Quader Mirza, younger brother of Obaidul Quader and unofficially elected mayor of Basurhat municipality, has called hartal in Companiganj upazila of Noakhali district for Sunday.

The call of hartal came after Noakhali-4 lawmaker Ekramul Karim Chowdhury mentioned that Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader belongs to a Razakar family.

Protesting the remarks, Basurhat Municipal AL and its associated bodies brought out a procession and held protest rally at Bashurhat Bazar in Companiganj upazila around 7:00 pm on Friday.

Abdul Quader Mirza in the rally demanded expulsion of Noakhali District AL general secretary Ekramul Karim from his post and dissolution of the current committee of district AL.

He declared that the protest rally would be continued until the demands are met.

Later, the indefinite strike was postponed around 10am on Saturday and the hartal was called for Sunday—from 6am to 2pm.