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Hartal observes in Khagrachhari

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A Correspondent Khagrachhari: A daylong hartal, enforced by ‘Santras O Chandabaji Protirodh Committee’ (A platform to resist terrorism and extortion) protesting the rise in terrorist activities and extortion in the district was observed peacefully on Tuesday. The activists of the committee brought out a procession, led by its convener Rafiqul Islam, and held a rally at Shapla Chattar in the district town during the hartal hours. Most of the motorised vehicles remained off the roads while business establishments kept their shutters down. No long-route buses left the district town. A large number of police personnel remained deployed in the town to fend off any trouble. Committee convener Rafiqul Islam, also mayor of Khagrachhari municipality, announced the shutdown from a protest rally in the town on Monday. On December 6, the headmaster of Manikchhari Collegiate High School, Chingsamong Chowdhury, also upazila Awami League vice-president, was killed and a local leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma faction) injured in a gun attack in Manikchhari upazila.