The Islamic Front's student affiliate has called for a half-day hartal (shutdown) across the country for Sunday demanding arrest and trial of the killers of party leader Nurul Islam Farooqi.
President of Islami Chhatra Sena Nurul Haq Chisti announced the eight-hour nationwide hartal starting from 6am on Sunday demanding the arrest and punishment of the killers of Front leader Maulana Nurul Islam Farooqi.
He made the announcement of the strike progamme at a press conference at the party office in the city on Saturday afternoon. Farooqi, international affairs secretary of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat andan anchor with two private television channels, was murdered in his East Rajabazar flat in Dhaka on Wednesday night.
He was also a presidium member of Islamic Front, connected with Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat and the Khatib of High Court Mazar mosque, according to private TV channels.