• Short Summary

    The mainstream political opposition in Bangladesh received a jolt on January 4 when its call for a general strike went largely unheeded.Two alliances of opposition parties had asked that a general strike be observed to force the military regime of President Hossain Ershad to hold early parliamentary elections.Minor clashes between students and police near Dhaka University were reported.Student threw stones at the police who used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators But offices, shops and schools remained open.The two opposition alliances want the Government to lift its ban on political activities and to hold Parliamentary elections before presidential elections.General Ershad wants the presidential and parliamentary polls to be held on May 24 and November 25 this year.General Ershad recently asked opposition parties to join him in talks on returning the country to democracy.However, opposition leaders rejected the invitation on January 3, arguing that the Government bon on political activity should be lifted before any discussions could take place.

  • Description

    GVs Police using tear gas and clashing with student demonstrators. (10 SHOTS)
    GV Police returning to their vehicles. (2 SHOTS)
    GVs Barricades built by students in the road. (2 SHOTS)

    (1.26)
    ML/JRS

    Background: The mainstream political opposition in Bangladesh received a jolt on January 4 when its call for a general strike went largely unheeded.Two alliances of opposition parties had asked that a general strike be observed to force the military regime of President Hossain Ershad to hold early parliamentary elections.Minor clashes between students and police near Dhaka University were reported.Student threw stones at the police who used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators But offices, shops and schools remained open.The two opposition alliances want the Government to lift its ban on political activities and to hold Parliamentary elections before presidential elections.General Ershad wants the presidential and parliamentary polls to be held on May 24 and November 25 this year.General Ershad recently asked opposition parties to join him in talks on returning the country to democracy.However, opposition leaders rejected the invitation on January 3, arguing that the Government bon on political activity should be lifted before any discussions could take place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1GAQEUL4C71GXU60SHHOU4ZP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GAQEUL4C71GXU60SHHOU4ZP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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