BNP declares fresh agitation in Sylhet
BNP and its front organisations yesterday announced a three-week long agitation from November 8 in Sylhet demanding whereabouts of the party's missing leader M Ilias Ali.
The programmes include collection of signatures from November 8 to November 30, mass rallies from November 9 to November 16 in the three thanas under Sylhet-2 constituency , doa mahfil at mosques on November 16, a five-hour long hunger strike on November 17, and a 21km long human chain on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway on December 1.
The agitation programme was announced at a press briefing at Ilias Ali's Sylhet residence in Shahjalal Uposhahar.
BNP leaders said Ilias Ali is a victim of polluted and autocratic politics of the ruling Awami League.
AL chief Sheikh Hasina herself assured Ilias Ali's family of finding out him but her government has failed to do so even though about seven months have passed, they said.
More than 25,000 activists of the opposition were indicted in fake cases filed against them after the much talked about disappearance, they said.
Ilias Ali and his driver Ansar Ali went missing on April 18 from the capital's Banani area.