Political parties in Bangladesh were allowed to reopen their offices on Monday following the interim government's lifting of a ban on indoor activities.
The ban was relaxed ahead of plans by the election commission to hold a series of meetings with major political parties to discuss electoral reforms.
Offices of all political parties except BNP were teeming with leaders and workers in Dhaka on Monday.
Awami League, Jatiya Party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Workers Party of Bangladesh, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Communist Party of Bangladesh--all opened their central offices. But police did not allow the BNP leaders to unlock their office.
Khandaker Delwar Hossain, the newly appointed secretary general, and several hundred leaders and workers were prevented from entering the party headquarters at Naya Paltan.
Mr. Hossain in an interview with Voice of America, Bangla Service spoke about the situation and what happened when he and other activists went to the office.
Amir Khasru has more on the story.