Fatikchaari, Aug 27 (UNB)- An uneasy calm prevails in the College Road area in Fatikchhari upazila of Chittogram following the issuance of section 144, prohibiting assembly of five or more people, holding of public meetings, and carrying of firearms.
The local administration issued the section 144 on Friday to avoid imminent clash as two disputing parties of the ruling Awami League led by Nazim Uddin Muhuri, general secretary of Upazila Awami League and Upazila Chairman Abu Tayyab announced a program in the premises of Fatikchhari Government University College and auditorium at the same time.
As a result, neither of the groups were unable to hold their pre scheduled program on Friday, but local Chhatra league activists, followers of the upazila chairman held a press conference briefing on the development .
When contacted, Upazila Awami League publicity secretary Borhan Uddin said, "Upazila Chhatra League announced a three-day program on the occasion of Bangabandhu's martyrdom anniversary." Upazila Awami League general secretary Nazim Uddin Muhuri and other upazila leaders were invited. However, a section of the Upazila Mahila League called for a retaliatory program in the same venue at the same time under the banner of Awami Paribar.”
Fatikchhari Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Rabiul Islam confirmed the information to UNB.
“ Additional police have been deployed in Fatikchhari and the situation is currently under the control of the law enforcement agencies.”