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Day two of the nationwide 48-hour blockade is underway.

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The second day of the countrywide 48-hour blockade, called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, its allies in the ongoing movement, and Jamaat, was underway on Thursday.

The ongoing blockade will end at 6:00 a.m. on Friday.

Reports received from all the divisional and district towns said that no Dhaka-bound buses have left the towns since Thursday morning.

Our correspondents in different district towns reported that several short-lived processions were brought out in the towns supporting the blockade.

Processions in support of the blockade were brought out in different parts of Dhaka, including Mogbazar and Banani.

Dhaka bus terminals wore a deserted look on the second day of the blockade as the number of passengers was very low.

No long-route bus has left Sayedabad, Mohakhali, and Gabtoli bus terminals since Thursday morning, reported our correspondent.

In Chuadanga, leaders and activists of the BNP and its associate bodies brought out a procession in support of the blockade on the Chuadanga-Jhenaidah road in the Rail Bazar area of the district town in the morning.

The presence of public transport on Dhaka roads seemed usual despite heightened tension and fear of violence.

Rickshaws are dominating Dhaka streets, while a few private vehicles are seen plying the streets.

Multiple cases of arson violence have been reported in places in Dhaka and across the country since Wednesday evening, on the first day of the 48-hour road-rail-waterways blockade.

On November 6, BNP, its allies in the ongoing movement, and Jamaat announced the latest blockade across the country on Wednesday morning.

The opposition parties gave a day’s break from its action program on Tuesday as BNP observes November 7 as National Revolution and Solidarity Day.

The latest spell of agitation was announced on the last day of the opposition’s previous 48-hour nationwide blockade, which was marked by incidents of violence, including clashes with police, vandalism, and burning vehicles.

Earlier last week, the opposition’s three-day countrywide blockade saw clashes and widespread burning and vandalizing of vehicles, leaving four people—three in Kishoreganj and one in Sylhet—killed and over three dozen vehicles either burned or vandalized.