Nationwide Hartal (General Strike) Called for Thursday, October 12, 2017

Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamist political group, has called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Thursday, October 12, in reaction to the arrest and remand of its top leaders.  “Dawn-to-dusk” hartals almost always officially begin at 6:00 a.m. on the day they are called, and generally end at 6:00 p.m. on the same day.

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