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Friday, February 22, 2013
A Hartal Day in Bangladesh
In modern strife torn state hartal has become a common affair. We are
quite familiar with it. We have got used to it. It is the rightful
demand of the political parties. It is observed at the call of a
political party or parties to press their demand to the ruling political
party. The opposition political parties observe hartal to protest
against the corruption, misuse of power and the evil deeds of the ruling
party. Sometimes students and people of a locality call hartal to
express their demands. On a hartal day normal course of life is stopped.
All hectic activities of the day come to a standstill. All means of
transport and vehicles do not move on the roads. Rickshaws are seen few
and far between. Picketers are very active on a hartal day. They burn
old tyres on the road to stop the movement of the vehicles. People are
to take a lot of troubles to attend their offices. They go on foot as
vehicles are not available. As a result the attendance is very
negligible in the offices, factories, industries and shops. The roads
look desolate. The economy of the country suffers a heavy loss. Mills,
factories and industries stop their work. All the business centers,
markets and shops remain closed. The banks can not operate any
transactions. The supporters in favour of hartal bring out procession.
Often clashed occur between the police and the picketers Sometimes
clashes take place between the supporters of the Opposition and the
ruling political parties which result in some deaths. The police patrol
the towns. They are employed on important points thought the cities and
town. They are employed to prevent any sort of violence and avert
unwanted events. Nevertheless, sometimes untoward incidents take place.
They charge batons and lob tear gases to disperse the agitated mob.
Sometime there is chase and counter chase. At times the sounds of
crackers and bomb explosion are heard. The angry mob set fire on
vehicles and shops. On hartal day the sufferings of the people know no