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Police-jute mill worker clash injures 9 in Khulna

  • Published at 12:45 pm April 4th, 2019
Four policemen were injured in the incident
Four policemen got injured in a clash between police and jute mill workers near Daulatpur check post in Khulna on Thursday, April 4, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Workers are protesting demanding unpaid wages and other benefits

Nine people were injured in a clash between police and jute mill workers near Daulatpur check post in Khulna.

The incident occurred around 10am on Thursday, during a 72-hour strike by protesting jute mill workers.

Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Moniruzzaman Mithu said: “The workers attacked the policemen at Daulatpur check post. There has been a lot of damage. 


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“The injured have been taken to hospital. We are trying to find the cause behind the sudden attack.”

Khalilur Rahman, a leader of jute mill workers, said: “This is an isolated incident born from a misunderstanding. The situation is under control now. 

“Five workers have been injured in the incident. Our protest will continue.”

"There has been a lot of damage," said KMP Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Moniruzzaman Mithu | Dhaka Tribune

Jute mill workers across Bangladesh have blocked railway tracks and highways, observing a four-hour shutdown to press home their demands for unpaid wages and other benefits.

The shutdown is being enforced by workers of nine state-owned jute mills across Khulna, Jessore, and several other districts across Bangladesh, as part of the final day of a 72-hour strike that began on Tuesday.

The protesters are observing the strike demanding a wage commission, the immediate payment of due gratuities, and a provident fund. The strike is scheduled to end at 6am on Friday.