Dhaka, Aug.30 ANI | 1 year ago

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led 20-party political combine has deferred its human chain protest scheduled to be held across the country this morning due to the ruling Awami league's ongoing mourning programme for the country's founder, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.

According to the Daily Star, the BNP will now observe the human chain event on September 2.

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, acting secretary general of BNP, announced this at the party's headquarters at Nayapaltan in Dhaka this morning.

The announcement comes in the wake of the Awami League requesting the BNP to withdraw the human chain programme considering its rally at Suhrawardy Uddyan as part of its month-long programming in August chalked out to mourn the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975.

The BNP-led alliance had on Monday announced plans to organize a human chain to mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

(Posted on 30-08-2014)

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