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Transport strike in Sylhet underway

18 Oct,2017



Sylhet, BdChronicle:


An indefinite strike enforced by transport owners and workers is underway in the district since Wednesday morning, causing immense suffering to the thousands of passengers.

 

Sylhet Transport Workers' Union called the strike for indefinite period to press home their two-point demand, disrupting road communications between the district and the rest of the country.

 

The two-point demand includes immediate arrest of the attackers, who assaulted the transport workers and hotel workers, and the recovery of illegal arms.

 

Bus services to and from Sylhet came to a halt and ticket counters remained closed since Tuesday night.

 

While visiting, a poor number of vehicles were seen plying city thoroughfares due to the transport strike.

 

Sylhet Metropolitan Police ADC (Media) Jedan Al Musa said the transport strike is underway in the city peacefully. No untoward incident was reported yet.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, Sylhet Transport Workers' Union President Selim Ahmed Falik made announcement of indefinite strike following the attack on transport workers allegedly by a group of Jubo League leaders at Tajmahal Hotel.

 

Falik alleged the leaders and activists of local unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jubo League for carrying out the attack on the transport workers twice earlier.

 

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