BNP's protest rally in capital today
The BNP-led 20-party alliance will hold a rally at the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan today, protesting the government's move to reinstate parliament's authority to impeach Supreme Court judges.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police has given permission for the venue, BNP's Dhaka city unit member secretary Habib-un-Nabi Khan Sohel told The Daily Star.
As part of a two-day protest programme, the party yesterday organised rallies and processions in several districts including Chittagong, Munshiganj, Dinajpur and Jessore.
However, in Dinajpur, a procession ended up in a factional fighting of the district BNP, while in Jessore the activists said police barred them from organising protests.
Meanwhile, BNP leaders yesterday told a discussion in the capital that the government was hatching a conspiracy to destroy all "institutions" to prolong its stay in power.
Moudud Ahmed, the party's standing committee member, said it was necessary for all "democratic" forces to fight together for saving democracy, while its Dhaka city unit convenor Mirza Abbas said the government was planning to expand the police force to resist opposition's movement.