Communication on Ctg-Khagrachhari road resumes on Sunday night

United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Published: 12:08, Mar 29,2021


Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh activists block the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Shanarpar in Narayanganj during a strike called by the organisation on Sunday. — Sourav Lasker

Vehicular movement on Chattogram-Khagrachhari road, which remained suspended for the past three days due to blockade by Hefazat-e-Islami activists after a clash with police, resumed on Sunday night.

Hathazari upazila nirbahi officer Ruhul Amin said the vehicular movement on the road resumed around 10:00pm after the Hefazat men withdrew the blockade following a fruitful meeting with the local administration.

Allama Azizul Haque Islamabadi, organising secretary of central unit of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, said, ‘The local administration sat with us several times and after getting assurance the madrassah student withdrew their blockade from the road after the end of our day long strike.’

The nationwide dawn-to-dusk strike, enforced by Hefajat-e-Islam, passed off on Sunday amid sporadic incidents of clashes, vandalism, arson attacks and roads blockades at different parts of the country.

Hefajat called the general strike protesting at the killing of its activists and the ‘attack on them by ruling party men’ on Friday during anti-Modi demonstrations in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts.

Road communications between the port city and other parts of the country remained suspended since Sunday noon as no long-route bus left Chattogram due to the strike.

Some students of Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrassah cut roads and created a number of holes on Chattogram-Khagrachhari highway early Sunday, disrupting communications on the road.

A clash involving Hefazat supporters and police left four people dead and at least 15 others injured at Hathazari in Chattogram on Friday.

The clash took place when policed opened fire after a group of protestors attacked Hathazari thana compound and Hathazari land office and set fire to a vehicle.

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