• Tuesday , 22 Aug 2017
Published : 18 Jun 2017, 15:48:57 | Updated : 19 Jun 2017, 10:50:14AA-A+

This attack is on democracy: Fakhrul

Chittagong Bureau

A group of miscreants attacked the motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in Chittagong and vandalised several vehicles.

The incident took place in Ichhakhali Bazar area under Rangunia upazila of the port city around 10:30am on Sunday.

Mirza Fakhrul, Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury and some other central leaders of BNP were hurt during the attack.   

  This attack is on democracy: Fakhrul

To express his reaction over the attack, the BNP general secretary held a press conference at Chittagong Press Club around 1:00pm.

At the press conference, he said, "This attack is not on any individual. This attack is on the democracy. This attack is on them who cherish the power of free thinking."


Meanwhile, the BNP will stage demonstration across the country tomorrow (Monday) protesting the attack on Fakhrul.

The party will stage demonstrations in district and thana headquarters, the party senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced at a press briefing in Comilla this afternoon.

Following the attack, the BNP delegation cancelled their Rangamati trip and returned back to Chittagong, said BNP's Chittagong city unit Joint Secretary Engineer Belyet Hossain.

The BNP delegation was scheduled to visit landslide-ravaged areas of Chittagong and Rangamati today.

The death toll in the fatal landslide hits 154 in five hill districts. Rangamati is one of the worst affected districts where 112 people were killed.  

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