Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladeshi people have witnessed a relaxed strike on Monday as they came out of their homes and performing daily activities during the 12-hour shutdown.
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on called a dawn-to-dusk strike today protesting to repeal constitutional provision of state-religion for excluding Islam from the constitution.
Acting secretary general of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Dr Shafiqur Rahman announced the shutdown through a press statement on Sunday.
The strike which began at 6:00am will end at 6:00pm.
No major untoward incident was reported from any part of the country including capital city Dhaka during the strike hour.
The strike actually appeared to have little impact on the daily life of city dwellers in Dhaka.
But, the traffic appeared to be thinner than the usual working days.
Most of the private cars were kept off the streets fearing vandalism.
Rickshaws were seen reigning over the city streets.
The train communication also remained normal during the strike.
The shutdown virtually halted businesses and hampered education.
Most of the educational institutions remain shut.
Huge contingents of police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) were deployed at all the key points of the capital to maintain law and order during the strike hours.