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AL always friend of people in danger, Tipu says in Rangpur

Commerce minister visits affected Hindu families in Pirganj 
Update : 25 Dec 2021, 01:23 PM

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that the Awami League government is always a friend of the people in danger and stands beside them in any need.

"Whenever people are in danger, the Awami League government extends a helping hand to them with everything," Tipu said while visiting the arson attack and violence victim Hindu families in village Kasba Majhipara of Pirganj upazila on Friday evening.

After visiting the village, the minister handed over cash money, saree, lungi and blankets to the affected Hindu families.

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"The damaged and burnt houses have already been constructed for the affected families and other losses are also being compensated for their complete rehabilitation and returning to normal life," he said.

"All local leaders and activists of AL and its associate bodies as well as the government are and will be by the side of all affected families in the village where normalcy has already returned," Tipu said.

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On October 17, hundreds of miscreants attacked, vandalised and set fire to houses of the Hindu community in Majhipara village following a provocative post on Facebook from the ID of Paritosh Sarker of the same village.

Rangpur Deputy Commissioner Md Ahsan Habib, Rangpur District AL General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, Pirganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Nur Mohammad Mandal and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Biroda Rani Roy, Pirganj Municipal Mayor and Pirganj Upazila Awami League General Secretary Tajimul Islam Shamim, Rangpur Sadar Upazila Chairman Nasima Zaman Boby, District Chhatra League President Mehede Hasan Rony and other local political leaders were present also present.

Earlier, the minister attended the extended meeting of Kawnia upazila AL at Kawnia and another meeting with leaders and activists of Rangpur district AL at its office at Betpotti area in the city.

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