HARTAL – The Capital Market Issue

In the 21st century, Bangladesh still continues the legacy of ‘Hartal’ (in English Strike), which has become a “constitutionally recognized political method for articulating any political demand”1. In connection with a number of entrenched political conflicts, Bangladesh is currently experiencing a series of Hartals which is imparting serious shocks to the economy. Today, even a small political group with virtually no stake in the society calls Hartal when it has something to negotiate with the government.