Nationwide hartal called in Bangladesh for April 7 and 8, 2015

On April 7 and 8, Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami Islamist party has called a nationwide 48-hour hartal (strike) following the country's apex court upholding a verdict on a Jamaat leader.

In Bangladesh, hartals often become violent. Avoid areas of public gatherings or protests and monitor the local media for updates. According to the UK government, English language broadcasts are as follows:

ATN Bangla - 6pm; ATN News 1pm and 7pm; BTV 4pm and 10pm; Independent TV 4.30pm

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