Dhaka, Bangladesh
Rallies in some areas prohibited for parliament session

JS sits Monday

Rallies in some areas prohibited for parliament session

News Report: Carrying all kinds of weapons and staging processions and demonstrations in some city areas are banned from midnight on Sunday night for peaceful holding of parliament session, coming in the wake of the political arena heating up afresh despite corona inhibitions. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) slapped the restrictions "to ensure the holding of the Jatiya Sangsad session in a smooth and peaceful manner" from tomorrow (Monday). The embargo will be in force until the end of the 11th session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad, according to a press release issued Saturday in Dhaka. In order to maintain law and order in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban and its surrounding areas at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, DMP Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam imposed the ban on carrying all sorts of weapons and bringing processions under the DMP ordinance. "The order will remain effective until the end of the 11th session of the parliament," the release said. Roads from Mohakhali crossing on Mymensingh road to Bangla Motor crossing via Old Airport, from western side of Bangla Motor link road to SAARC Fountain on Hotel Sonargaon road, from eastern side of Panthapath to Farmgate via green road intersection, from Shyamoly circle on Mirpur road to Dhanmondi-16 intersection, from Rokeya Sarani crossing to Bijoya Sarani tourist intersection via Old 9th Division (Aircraft), from eastern part to west point of Manik Miah avenue, restricted areas of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban and all roads and lanes inside the JS areas will remain under the purview of the ban. Incidentally, political rallies and demonstrations by some opposition parties and various groups are keeping the capital city abuzz nowadays on various issues. Opposition BNP and some other smaller parties are even demanding a fresh general election on the plea that the last polls were rigged. With agency, media inputs

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