The whole of Bangladesh is on high security alert . Following last saturdays bomb blast in a cinema hall, in which 17 people have been reported dead and nearly 200 injured, security has been heightened all over Bangladesh. Special security measures have been taken in border areas and more army personnels are now engaged in maintaing law and order in Bangladesh. CID and Army Intelligence are investigating the whole incident. Although, Justice Sultan Hossain Khan , the member of the one member inquiry commission has not started his commission's investigation Yet.
Government of Bangladesh is particularly concerned about the security situation during the forthcoming Ijtimah - the biggest annual gatherings of the Muslims of the world, after Hajj - the annual pilgrimage of the Muslims.
In order to facilitate the the Annual Ijtimah , the opposition Awami League has called of the General Strike which they had scheduled to protests the arrests of the opposition activists , journalists and intellectuals.
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