Quantcast

Wednesday, July 23, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Opposition parties enforce strike in Bangladesh

By Associated Press

POSTED:



DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police say opposition activists have set off homemade bombs and smashed several vehicles in Bangladesh’s capital as they enforce a general strike demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resign before general elections.

Many stores and schools are closed in Dhaka on Sunday and few vehicles are plying the roads.

Police official Monirul Islam says no one has been injured, and more than 10,000 security forces have been deployed.

An alliance of 18 opposition parties called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk shutdown.

The opposition wants Hasina to hand over power to a non-partisan caretaker administration before the elections, due early next year. The government says the demand is unconstitutional.

The opposition says polls under Hasina’s government would not be free or fair.

General strikes are a common opposition tactic in Bangladesh.
 







 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News