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Teesta Barrage road march on April 8

Update : 02 Apr 2014, 08:56 PM

The left political parties yesterday announced that they would hold a three-day road march on the Teesta Barraage from Dhaka on April 8 protesting against “week foreign policy” of the Awami League government and demanding a proper share of the Teesta river water from India.

The announcement came at a press conference of the Democratic Left Alliance (DLA) held in the city’s Segunbagicha.

DLA Coordinator Abdus Satter made the announcement.

The Communist Party of Bangladesh and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal would announce similar road march on April 5 at a joint press conference, CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim told the Dhaka Tribune over phone.

He said their road march would begin on April 18 and end on April 20.

Abdus Satter said India had been unilaterally withdrawing water from Teesta river at its upper basin, thus causing a vast area of greater Rangpur, Dinajpur and Bogra to be parched.

The unilateral action of the neighbouring country hit cultivation of crops and vegetables in Bangladesh, he added.

The three-day road march of the DLA will kick off with a rally in front of the National Press Club on April 8 morning. 

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