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College ground becomes cattle market in Shariatpur

  • Published at 01:59 am September 8th, 2016
College ground becomes cattle market in Shariatpur
According to local sources, a group of AL people led BK Nagar union unit AL president Zulhash set up the market. The union AL vice-president Abdul Kuddos has been given lease of the market. Joy, Razib, Shimul and Rakib, 2nd year students of the college told the Dhaka Tribune that they were worried as the college had been declared closed earlier. The college premises became dirty as cow-dung and urine are thrown here and there haphazardly, they alleged. They blamed the college authority for giving permission to set up the market on the college ground. Raihan, Kabir, Salam and Sharmin residents nearby the college said they protested the setting up the market but the authority ignored their proposal. UP Chairman Mojibur Rahman Madbar said: “The environment of the college has been demolished by setting up the market.” “I have not been informed about the market,” he said. Leaseholder Kuddos said he had taken lease after getting permission from the local administration. AL leader Julhash Mridha said: “We have set up the market after getting permission from the college authority.” “A great portion of the benefit from the market will be given to the college fund,” he said. Principal Alamgir Hossain of the college said: “I do not know who have set up the market.” “No body submitted any application to me for setting up the market,” he said. When asked about closure of the college, he replied that college had been declared closed according to academic routine. UNO Abdul Kader said: “There is no scope to set up cattle market on the college premises.” “The market men have no permission of setting up the market in the college field,” he said.