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Bangladesh president decries BNP blockade

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, January 29: Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid on Thursday called on law enforcers to take stern action against troublemakers during the BNP–sponsored countrywide blockade. The president labelled the pro–blockade elements as “enemies of democracy”, bdnews24.com reported. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasi Wednesday ordered the police to stop violence “at any cost” and “without hesitation”. Speaking at the Bangabhaban, where the president’s office located, the president in an event Thursday marking Police Week, said: “I am deeply hurt by the recent killings of innocent people by petrol bombs and arson.” “Those involved in such archy are enemies of democracy, humanity and civilisation. I call upon the country’s law enforcing agencies to take stern measures against them.” At least 36 people have died, mostly in cases of arson, since Jan 5, when the Bangladesh tiolist Party called for an indefinite blockade of roads, rail and waterways across the country. (IANS)

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