Another spell of a 48-hour road-rail-waterways blockade, called by BNP and like-minded opposition parties, is underway across the country with reports of arson attacks.
The blockade is meant to protest the schedule for the next national election announced by the Election Commission (EC).
This is the 10th blockade called by BNP and like-minded opposition parties since October 31. The blockade began at 6 am today and will end at 6 am on Friday.
The presence of public transport and commuters on Dhaka streets seemed normal, despite tension and fear of arson attacks. Unidentified arsonists set a bus carrying Agrani Bank staff on fire in Dhaka’s Khilgaon this morning.
Law enforcers were seen patrolling the streets and remained deployed at several important points of Dhaka.
Vehicles of media outlets, ambulances and vehicles transporting oxygen cylinders and medicines remain out of the purview of the blockade.