Half-day hartal in Satkhira today
Supporters of deceased BNP leader Amanullah Aman have called a half-day hartal in the district today, demanding the arrest and expulsion of his killers from the party.
Abu Jihad, President of the committee formed to ensure punishment to the killers of Aman, said they called the hartal from 6:00am to 12:00 noon. The shutdown was called by the committee on September 11, he said.
Amanullah Aman, general secretary of Satkhira Matsyajibi Dal, fishermen's wing of the opposition BNP, and also former vice-president of Satkhira Government College Chhatra Dal unit, was killed during a clash between two factions of Satkhira BNP on September 6.
Twelve others were also injured in the clash during the programme where Nazim Uddin Alam, international affairs secretary of BNP, was present as chief guest, at Satkhira Shilpakala Academy Auditorium.
Fatema Khatun, mother to Amanullah, filed a case accusing district BNP president Habibul Islam as main accused and over a hundred others in this connection.