As part of countrywide scheduled programmes, BNP leaders and activists formed a human chain in Dhaka on Monday demanding their chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release.
Leaders and followers of the party formed the human chain around 10:15 am in front of the Jatiya Press Club 45 minutes before the scheduled time.
The leaders and activists chanted different slogans demanding the release of Khaleda Zia immediately.
Huge number of law enforcers were deployed around the Jatiya Press Club to fend off any trouble.
Party seniors addressed the programme. The programme is scheduled to end at 12 pm.
BNP’s districts, city units are also scheduled to observe the programmes at their convenient time and places.
BNP on Sunday got permission to stage a human chain programme in Dhaka demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.
They will also observe a two-hour token hunger strike on Wednesday in all districts and metropolitan cities to press the same demand.
BNP chief Khaleda Zia has been in jail since a special court convicted her in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.