Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The daylong general strike demanding upgradation of Rangpur municipality to a city corporation was largely peaceful in the country’s northern district on Sunday.
Jatiya Party (Ershad) backed Rangpur City Corporation Bastabayon Committee enforced the strike, generally known as hartal, to realize the demand.
Rangpur Chamber, Shop Owners’ Association and different socio-cultural organizations extended their support to the hartal.
Vehicles stayed off the roads and shops, business establishments, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, educational institutions and private offices remained closed during strike hours.
In the morning JP leaders and activists brought out a procession from their Central Road office and paraded the main streets of the town.
They also held rallies at different points in the town. Former lawmaker and JP presidium member Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Chairman of Rangpur Sadar Upazila Parishad Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa and Rangpur Pourasava Mayor AKM Abdur Rouf Manik addressed the rallies.
BBN/SSR/AD-28May12-9:25 am (BST)