People do not respond to the custody strike in the capital: The general public of the capital did not respond to the strike called by Hefazat-e-Islam. The traffic on the roads is less than on other days but it is almost normal.
In addition to city services, long-distance buses have also been seen running on a limited scale. However, the presence of law enforcers at important points was noticeable.
GM Gazi of ENA Paribahan told Barta24.com that our Antzela buses have left even today. However, the presence of passengers is a bit less than other days. Other transport buses have also left Gabtali.
Sumon Mia, a resident of Kalyanpur, told bdjob4u.com that he returned to Dhaka by bus from Kaliakair in the morning. Other times the bus was loaded but today it was quite empty. I also saw a lot of space on other buses. However, the bus is running quite well on the road.
With the increase in time, shops and banks have started opening insurance in Farmgate, Mirpur, Kalyanpur, Shyamoli, Purabi, and Shewrapara areas. The pressure of office-goers has started to increase in the streets.
After the Friday prayers at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on March 26, the police and leaders, and activists of various Awami League organizations clashed with the worshipers. Hundreds of leaders and activists including journalists and police were injured in the clash which lasted till the afternoon.
Besides, four people were killed and many others injured in a clash between Hefazat-e-Islam and police at Hathazari in Chittagong. Another Hefazat activist was killed in a clash at Brakshanbaria. In protest, the organization called for a morning-evening strike on Sunday. Hefazat also staged protests across the country on Saturday. Apart from this, the morning-evening hartal program is going on all over the country today. Several Islamic political parties, including the Islamic Movement of Charmonai Pir, have supported the strike.