Sheikh Hasina rules out imposition of emergency in Bangladesh

5 02 2015


Feb 5,  12:29 PM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out the possibility of clamping an emergency in the country. Speaking at a weekly question-hour session in Parliament last evening, Sheikh Hasina said that the existing laws are enough to tackle the violence and anarchy unleashed by the Opposition.She said her government has taken all possible measures to contain violence and arson unleashed by the BNP-led Opposition during the month-long indefinite transport blockade.

A passenger train was set on fire in Gazipur, near Dhaka, this morning, while a truck driver was killed and two others seriously injured in Bogra in western Bangladesh.Arson and violence continue unabated in Bangladesh, as the indefinite country-wide transport blockade enters the 31st day today. An extended nationwide 120-hour shutdown has been effective since last Sunday. The BNP-led anti-government agitation has left over 50 people dead and hundreds injured.


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