Different organisations demonstrated in the city Friday in protest against the price hike of essentials in the month of Ramadan, reports BDNEWS.
The Bangladesh Jubo Union at a rally also demanded resignation of the commerce minister for his alleged failure in checking the price hike.
It was addressed, among others, by Hafiz Adnan Riad, Zahid Hossain Khan, Golam Rabbi Khan, Nurul Islam Gazi and Asadullah Tito.
On the other hand, the Khelafat Chhatra Majlish, the student wing of Khelafat Majlish, brought out a procession protesting the price hike of essentials.
Meanwhile, top leaders of the Islamic Constitution Movement (ICM) condemned the government for its failure in checking the price hike of essentials even in the month of Ramadan, the month utmost restraint and self-purification.
In two separate programmes in Barisal and Jhalakathi, party chief Syed Fazlul Karim and Secretary General Nurul Huda Fayezi also demanded immediate release of the ICM leaders and activists arrested on suspicion of their having link with the countrywide simultaneous bombings on August 17.
Terming the prevailing state of the country and the Islam 'miserable,' the Ameer of the party, also known as the Peer of Charmonai, said: People are in a miserable condition due to unbridled price hike.
He demanded release of his arrested party men and said: The government would have to face an ignominious exit as the 'ars' of Allah also trembles on appeals of the oppressed people.
He was addressing a gathering of party leaders from across the country at the Charmonai Madrasah in Barisal.
Fayezi, at a discussion meeting and Iftar Mahfil in Jhalkhathi, urged all to maintain sacredness of Ramadan and demanded immediate release of party activists arrested on suspicion of having link with the recent bomb blasts.