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Transport strike paralyzes Bangladesh

Transport workers across Bangladesh enforced the first day of their 48 hour strike on Sunday (Oct. 28), paralyzing the country.

Raising an eight-point demand, including making all offences under the new Road Transport Act bailable and minimizing the fine of Tk5lakh for causing accidents, workers refrained from driving and protested on streets throughout the day, immense suffering for commuters across the nation.

Although two influential members of the cabinet – the road transport minister and the law minister- requested them to withdraw the strike, the calls were rejected by the workers.

On the other hand, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, also executive president of the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation, remained silent on the matter.

The ongoing strike will continue till 6am Tuesday (Oct. 30).

Read more on Dhaka Tribune.

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