• Thursday, Oct 29, 2020
  • Last Update : 05:32 pm

Indigenous people protest land grabbing in Tangail

  • Published at 06:35 pm September 22nd, 2020
Indigenous people protest tangail
Protesters from the ethnic minority group Garo formed a human chain at the Tangail-Mymensingh highway on Tuesday afternoon Dhaka Tribune

The protesters said a local influential group has grabbed at least 3.81 acres of land of a certain Bishwanath Garo and constructing a multistoried building

People from the Garo indigenous group have formed a human chain protesting the illegal grabbing of their lands from the grabbers in Madhupur upazila, Tangail.

Hundreds joined in the human chain organised by the Joyenshahi Adibasi Unnayan Parishad (JAUP) and members of the indigenous group at the Tangail-Mymensingh highway near Pachismile on Tuesday afternoon.

Youjin Nakrek, president, Herid Sangma, general secretary of JAUP, Liang Risil, president of Garo Student Federation spoke at the program among others.

The protesters said a local influential group has grabbed at least 3.81 acres of land of a certain Bishwanath Garo and are constructing an illegal multistoried building there.

Pravati Sangma, grand-daughter of the landowner Bishwanath, said: “We inherited the land after my mother according to the law. But we cannot live in the land because some influentials are trying to illegally occupy it.”

Pravati, along with other protesters, called for help and intervention from the concerned authority to return the land to the owner’s family.

54
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