Dhaka, Nov. 2 -- The BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami will be enforcing another 48-hour-long nationwide blockade starting at 6am Sunday, hot on the heels of similar antigovernment protests for three days rocked by violence.

Arson attacks targeting public transports in several parts of Bangladesh, including capital Dhaka, have stoked fears among the people during the blockade this week.

The programme came after deadly clashes during a rally by the opposition party in Dhaka and a subsequent general strike.

Several senior leaders, including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas, have been arrested on charges of inciting violence.

Police have also arrested hundreds of opposition activists over ...