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Dhaka remains tense after BNP rally blocked

Dhaka remains tense after BNP rally blocked
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The capital of Bangladesh remains tense, a day after security officials foiled an opposition move to hold a rally in defiance of a government ban.

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party led by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and its allies had planned a mass gathering in Dhaka for Sunday but police barred Ms. Zia from leaving her home while cordoning off the venue in front of the party’s headquarters.

The rally was planned to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to cancel upcoming elections and hand over power to a caretaker government to oversee the vote.

Security officials also put barricades at entry points into Dhaka, and kept public transports off the streets across the country on Sunday, making it difficult for the BNP supporters to move.

source: thehindu