The countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Hefazat-e-Islam protesting police action on their ‘anti-Modi’ processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts is underway on Sunday.
The Hefazat supporters took position on Basila Bridge in the capital’s Mohammadpur area and blocked the road.
Hefazat activists also brought out a procession in Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area in support of the hartal.
A small number of buses, private cars were seen plying the streets.
UNB’s Narayanganj correspondent reports: Some students of Madaninagar Madrasah put barricade on Dhaka-Chittagong highway by burning tires from Sanarpar to Shimrail crossing in the morning, disrupting Dhaka’s road communications with Chattogram and Sylhet.
Chattogram’s road communications with other parts of the country remained suspended since Sunday morning as no long-route bus left Chattogram due to the hartal, reports UNB’s Chattogram correspondent.
Some students of Al Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam Madrasah cut roads and created a number of holes on Chattogram-Khagrachhari highway early Sunday, disrupting communications on the road.