Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has given permission to BNP to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on December 10 on 26 conditions.
A notification on Tuesday (November 29) was issued in this regard from the DMP headquarters, signed by Deputy Police Commissioner (Headquarters and Admin) Abdul Momen, on behalf of the DMP commissioner.
Following BNP’s application, DMP permitted the party to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Shahbagh instead of Nayapaltan, as it may cause traffic jam and public suffering.
BNP can hold the rally at the venue from 12:00pm to 4:30pm on December 10, according to the notification.
Earlier on November 15, a BNP delegation met DMP Commissioner Khandker Golam Faruq and sought permission to hold their much-talked-about Dhaka rally in front of the party’s Nayapaltan central office on December 10.
The DMP Commissioner, however, asked BNP to give names of other venue options.
As part of their ongoing movement, BNP on September 27 announced a series of public rallies in 10 divisional cities to denounce the price hike of daily essentials and fuels, the death of five party men in previous police action in Bhola, Narayanganj, Munshiganj and Jashore, and to ensure the freedom of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP has already arranged rallies in Chattogram, Mymensingh, Khulna, Rangpur, Barishal, Faridpur, Sylhet and Cumilla braving various obstacles and transport strikes.
BNP has long been demanding that the next general election be held under a caretaker government, not under any political government— a demand sharply rejected by the ruling Awami League as the constitution does not allow it to happen.
BNP will conclude the divisional rallies through a mass gathering in Dhaka city on December 10, coinciding with International Human Rights Day.