Dhaka – Bangladesh has slapped a ban on celebration of the New Year of the Georgian calendar as the South Asian country will conduct its national election only a day ahead, officials said on Sunday.
The Home Ministry imposed the ban on all outdoor and indoor celebration on the night of December 31. The country will hold the nationwide parliamentary elections on December 30.
“The proximity of the election day has forced us to take the decision,” Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told reporters adding that none would be allowed to hold parties and set off fireworks on that day.
“Bars will also be closed from late afternoon on Dec 31 to late afternoon on Jan 1, except at international hotels,” he said.
Strict security measures are being taken for Christmas on Dec 25, he said adding special measures will also be in place for the diplomatic sector.