Amid the alarming spike in Covid cases, over a thousand Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists staged a showdown in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office welcoming the new committees of its four units in Dhaka city.
The JCD activists started gathering in front of the BNP office in small processions at 10am. They chanted slogans hailing the leaders made conveners and member secretaries of the new convening committees of JCD Dhaka south, north, east and west units.
Later, the JCD leaders and activists brought out a procession towards Fakirerpool around 11:45am, forcing police to stop the vehicle movement on the road.
After the procession, police did not allow the JCD activists to reassemble in front of the BNP office.
Additional police personnel were deployed in front of the BNP office and its adjoining areas to maintain law and order centring the showdown by the leaders and activists of JCD, the student body of BNP.
Many JCD men were seen joining the procession and the gathering without wearing masks.
On July 14, JCD president Fazlur Rahman Khokon and general secretary Iqbal Hossain Shyamol announced the two-member committee of the organisation’s each unit of Dhaka city south, north, east and west.
Shah Alam (Pavel Sikder) was made convener and Niaz Mahmud (Niloy) member secretary of Dhaka south city unit while Jasim Sikder Rana, convener and Ruhul Amin Sohel member secretary of north unit Sheikh Khalid Hasan convener and Mohammad Al Amin member secretary of east unit and Mohsin Siddiqui Robi convener and Ashraful Islam Mamun member secretary of the west unit.