Staff Correspondent, Khulna: Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) has imposed a ban on holding rally, public gathering and procession at Shahid Hadis Park area of the city for Saturday.
KMP came up with the embargo on political progammes centering mammoth gathering of BNP at the venue scheduled for the day.
KMP revealed the news in a press release on Friday.
According to the press release, political programmes were banned at the area mentioned from 6:00am to 11:59pm on Saturday as two rival political parties called up rallies there.
KMP authorities were making the announcement over loudspeakers in the city.
BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan said, “On February 27, we sought permission to KMP for holding a public gathering at Shahid Hadis Park for Saturday (March 10). Khulna City Corporation (KCC) has already given permission. But, Mohila Awami League announced a rally at the same venue just two days ago. So, KMP came up with the embargo.
In fact, Mohila Awami League will not hold any rally on the day. They announced it just for stopping BNP’s public gathering. KMP also showed this as an excuse, he added.
Nazrul Islam Khan also condemned the decision.
risingbd/Khulna/March 09, 2018/Nuruzzaman/ A K Azad