Schools, Polling Centres Set On Fire In Bangladesh Hours Before General Elections, Opposition Issued Call For 48 Hour Hartal

Colleges, Polling Centres Set On Hearth In Bangladesh Hours Earlier than Basic Elections, Opposition Issued Name For 48 Hour Hartal

Hours earlier than the Bangladesh Basic Elections, miscreants have set near 14 polling centres and two colleges on hearth. The principle opposition within the nation has additionally issued a name for a 48-hour ‘Hartal’.

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New Delhi: Bangladesh is gearing up for its Basic Elections at the moment, i.e. January 7, 2024 and there have been numerous turmoil within the nation forward of the polls as protests have been happening in full pressure. Miscreants have been torching polling centres, colleges and even a practice, protesting towards Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina’s authorities. The principle Opposition in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Nationalist Social gathering (BNP) has even issued a name for a 48-hour nationwide ‘hartal’ (strike) towards PM Sheikh Hasina’s ‘unlawful authorities’ and requested for the Prime Minister’s resignation.

Polling Centres, Colleges Set On Hearth In Bangladesh

As talked about earlier, not less than 14 polling centres and two colleges in 10 districts of Bangladesh had been set on hearth between Friday night and early Saturday hours earlier than common elections, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune. Earlier on Saturday, miscreants torched a polling centre in Lalmonirhat’s Hatibandha upazila. The centre, Sheikh Sundar Masterpara Major College, was set on hearth round 10 pm on Saturday. Furthermore, 5 individuals had been arrested after a centre was torched in Mymensingh on Saturday. Nonetheless, no casualties had been reported from the most recent arson assaults, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

Beforehand, not less than 5 colleges, which had been supposed for use as polling centres on Sunday, had been set afire in Feni and Rajshahi in separate incidents from Thursday evening to Friday morning. Within the Gazipur district of Bangladesh, two polling centres had been set on hearth by unidentified arsonists in several elements of the district on Saturday.

College Rooms Gutted With Hearth, No Injury Reported

In Moulvibazar, the Sabia Authorities Major College of Chandighat Union in Sadar upazila was set on hearth by arsonists at round 8 pm on Friday. The varsity was additionally a polling centre for the Moulvibazar-3 constituency. The varsity’s managing committee president, Abdur Goffer Bablu, mentioned that the doorways of three rooms had been gutted within the hearth set by 4 arsonists, in line with Dhaka Tribune. In Habiganj, some miscreants set hearth to the Dhalaipar Authorities Major College centre in Chunarughat Upazila at round 12:15 am on Saturday.Moreover, Chunarughat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Neelima Raihana mentioned that no electoral materials or tools was broken as the hearth couldn’t attain it.

Kaliakair Upazila Nirbahi Officer and assistant returning officer Hossain Mohammad Hye mentioned miscreants set hearth to the workplace room of Bashtoli Authorities Major College in Kaliakair Upazila early within the morning. In the meantime, a bunch of miscreants set hearth to East Chandana Authorities Major College within the Bason space of Gazipur metropolis at round 1:30 am, reported Dhaka Tribune. Miscreants additionally set hearth to TNT Ultimate Excessive College at Telipara within the metropolis early Saturday; nonetheless, it was not a polling centre, mentioned Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Hearth Service and Civil Defence.

Reportedly, Md Shamim, senior station officer of Bandar Hearth Service Station, mentioned that two firefighting models had been engaged in dousing the flames on the spots after being knowledgeable concerning the incidents at round 5 am. Within the Nishchinta centre beneath Chittagong-11 constituency, the hearth originated within the headmaster’s room of the varsity, and valuables, together with books, had been burned, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

The elections, as talked about earlier, will probably be carried out at the moment, January 7, 2024. To help the administration and assist in easy polling, the federal government has deployed armed forces from January 3 to January 10, 2024. There are a complete of 300 immediately elected Parliament seats and a complete of practically 2000 candidates and a record-high 5.1% girls candidates; ballot predictions say that PM Sheikh Haina is about to win a fourth straight time period.


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