'Withdraw false cases against Khagrachhari BNP leaders'
Leaders of Khagrachhari district BNP have demanded withdrawal of 'all false cases' against local party president Wadud Bhuyan.
The cases were filed after 2001 national election, alleging post-election violence and torture on the minorities.
The BNP men were holding a protest rally near the town's party office yesterday.
They said that government was trying to destroy the politics of BNP by filing cases against leaders and activists of the party and torturing them.
The speakers also criticised the price hike of essentials, recent railway, Sonali Bank and Padma Bridge scams.
They urged the government to stop conspiracy and withdraw all false cases against the BNP men and threatened to launch tougher movements if their demands were not met soon.
Senior vice-president of Khagrachhari district BNP Prabin Chandra Chakma presided over the programme while its vice-president Manindra Lal Tripura, general secretary Abu Yusuf, ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Khagrachhari unit Syed Abdul Momen spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the leaders and activists of district BNP and its front organisations brought out a protest procession in the district town.