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Hartal underway in 8 Rajshahi districts
Observer Online Report
Published : Sunday, 18 January, 2015,  Time : 12:08 PM,  View Count : 25
Rajshahi: A 36-hour hartal, called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party, is going on in eight districts of Rajshahi division in protest against the killing of a Chhatra Dal leader during a 'gunfight' in Chapainawabganj.

The shutdown began around 6am. 

Some Islami Chhatra Shibir activists brought out a procession in front of Rajshahi College. They threw cocktail at a car of Rapid Action Battalion.

None was reportedly injured in this incident.

A large number of police have been deployed in the districts.

On Saturday afternoon, Rajshahi division organizing secretary of BNP Haroon-or-Rashid confirmed the hartal call.  

Matiur Rahman,30, a leader of Chhatra Dal, student wing of BNP, was killed at Kansat in Shibganj upazila in a ‘gunfight’ at around 3:30am on Thursday night.


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