• Thursday, Jan 21, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:26 am

Nilphamari vegetable traders in shrouds protest before municipality office

  • Published at 06:05 pm June 11th, 2020
web-Saidpur-trader
Hundreds of traders, in shrouds, hold placards during a protest in front of the Saidpur municipality office in Nilphamari on Thursday, June 11, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

Protesters say they were charged extra rent at the new marketplace which has been a heavy burden on everyone and their families

Wholesale vegetable traders in Nilphamari picked an unusual choice of clothing when they decided to surround the municipality office in Saidpur to demand their old marketplace back.

Hundreds of traders, in shrouds and emulating the dead, participated in the protest on Thursday and submitted a memorandum to Amjad Hossain Sarkar, the municipality mayor, in this regard.

Protesters said the kitchen market in Naya Bazar was established 25 years ago and it has been serving as the biggest wholesale market for vegetables in the district ever since.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district administration temporarily relocated the market two kilometres off the city on privately owned land near the bypass road for social distancing purposes.

There were conditions to ease the transition, such as the market returning to its original place once the coronavirus situation went back to normal and the rent for the new place being waived for all traders.

However, the protesters alleged that in reality they were charged extra rent for conducting business there and with slow business during the past few months of the pandemic, the rent had been a heavy burden on everyone and their families.

Now that the lockdown has been lifted they wish to return to Naya Bazar.

Speaking on the issue, Saidpur Municipality Mayor Amjad Hossain Sarkar said: “I will talk to the administration about everything that is written about in the memorandum.” 

After receiving assurances from the mayor, the protesting traders withdrew their program.

53
Facebook 52
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail