BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today urged all to join the movement under the leadership of party chief Khaleda Zia to stop what he said ongoing repression by the government.
Facing the movement, the government will be compelled to hold a general election under a non-party government, Fakhrul said.
The BNP spokesman alleged that the government was using of the security forces to repress the opposition.
Fakhrul was talking from a human chain organised by the BNP-led 20-party alliance marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
The leaders and activists of the alliance formed the one-hour human chain stretching from Fakirapul to Bijoynagar via Nayapaltan beginning from 11:00am.
Speaking on the occasion, BNP Dhaka city unit convener Mirza Abbas claimed that the government was making a list to disappear more people.
Earlier, the alliance postponed the human chain, scheduled to be held on August 30, at the eleventh hour as police denied permission for the programme.