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GM Quader: Killing of Chittagong workers unacceptable

  • Published at 05:42 pm April 18th, 2021
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GM Quader, chairman of the Jatiya Party addresses the press at Jatiya Party's office in Banani, Dhaka, on Saturday, Semtember 7, 2019 Focus Bangla

Under what circumstances did the police open fire on protesting workers, asks Jatiya Party chairman

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday said the killing of five workers of a power plant in police firing in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong in the month of Ramadan is not acceptable.

In a statement, he demanded the formation of a judicial probe committee to look into the incident and ensure proper legal action against the real offenders responsible for the clash and killing.

Referring to media reports, GM Quader said the workers were protesting against the payment of arrears and fixing of working hours considering the time for iftar, sehri and tarabi during Ramadan.

“It’s essential to find out why and under what circumstances the police had to open fire on the protesting workers. Such killings during the holy month of Ramadan cannot be accepted,” he said.


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The Jatiya Party chairman said reasonable compensation should be given to those killed and injured in the clash.

He also called upon the authorities concerned to ensure proper treatment of the injured.

GM Quader prayed for the salvation of the departed souls and convoyed his sympathy to the bereaved family members.

On Saturday, five workers of an under-construction coal-fired power plant were killed and at least 25 others injured during a clash with police over the payment of their dues in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong.

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