Opposition strike disrupts traffic in Bangladesh
A 14-party opposition alliance led by former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to paralyse transportation across the country.india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 11:38 IST
Thousands of opposition activists squatted on railroads and highways across Bangladesh on Wednesday, halting trains and other traffic to demand reforms ahead of next year's election, witnesses and new report said.
No violence was immediately reported. The opposition has vowed to paralyse transportation across the country.
A 14-party opposition alliance led by former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been demanding removal of four election commissioners, saying they are biased toward Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's four-party ruling coalition.
The commissioners have denied the allegation and refused to resign.
First Published: Sep 20, 2006 11:31 IST