The Awami League and its allies will go ahead with their indefinite blockade of road, rail and waterways across the country from today as the deadline given to the non-party caretaker government for removal of the chief election commissioner and his deputies expired on Saturday
AL president, Sheikh Hasina, at a press conference at her Dhanmondi office on Saturday evening said that the blockade would continue until the fourteen party demands for reconstitution of the Election Commission and changes in the civil administration were met.
She, however, said the alliance would lift the blockade the moment the caretaker government accepts the demands, particularly if the chief election commissioner, MA Aziz, resigns.
With the expiry of the AL-led alliance’s deadline given to the interim government to meet their 11-point demands on Saturday, the AL president has called upon the people to enforce the siege for an indefinite period, saying that the caretaker government had failed to prove its neutrality.
In the meantime Dhaka Metropolitan Police has imposed an indefinite ban on holding rallies, demonstrations, siege, sit-in or blockade with sticks, oars, sickles or any kind of lethal tools in the capital from today.
The DMP slapped the ban on Saturday, a day before a countrywide blockade announced by the Awami League-led combine begins this morning to push electoral reforms.
The police on Saturday announced the ban apprehending troubles.