Nationwide hartal in Bangladesh on March 9, 2016

A nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal (strike) has been called for March 9, 2016, over a supreme court ruling.

Advice For Travellers

Protests could occur in the area of the supreme court and other areas of Dhaka. To minimize safety risk, always avoid areas of large public gatherings or protests. Leave an area if tension begins to develop between groups. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly escalate into violent confrontations. Hartals in Bangladesh frequently become violent.

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