Khaleda Zia-led mass hunger strike underway (Video)

The seven-hour-long mass hunger strike of the 18-party is progressing with participation of several thousands of leaders and activists of the alliance at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in Gulistan on Sunday.

The mass hunger strike began at about 10:15 with Quran tilwat. The Khaleda Zia-led mass hunger strike will continue till 5 pm.

It will be observed in all the district and divisional headquarters in the country.

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan announced the venue of mass hunger strike while addressing a demonstration in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office Saturday.

Khaleda took position on the podium flanked by BNP standing committee members Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Tariqul Islam, Nazrul Islam Khan and Lt Gen (retd) Mahbubur Rahman; party Vice-Chairman Selima Rahman; BNP leaders Abdullah Al Noman and Fazlur Rahman Patal; Opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque; Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal; Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Hamidur Rahman Azad and Khelafat Majlish ameer Moulana Mohammad Ishak.

Leaders and activists of the 18-party alliances from different corners of the city rolled in the venue with processions carrying banners and festoons, reports our correspondent covering the event.