Accused land grabbers investigated in Bangladesh
We are posting this news story shared by the Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD).
A delegation of senior representatives from National Civic Coordination Cell for Implementation of the Vested Property Return Act (VP Civic Cell) visited the Baliadangi Upazila of Thakurgaon District in Rangpur Division on 25 October 2015 to probe the allegation that a local parliament member (MP) of the ruling party had attempted to grab the lands of minorities.
This is in accordance to an incident on 19 June where Hindu minorities were attacked, tortured, and threatened allegedly by the workers of a tea company who happens to be relatives of the Local Awami League leaders.
Following the discussion with the accused, the victims, and the witnesses, the delegation met with the Police Superintendent of Thakurgaon district at his office and the press at Thakurgaon press club.
 Consists of the following organizations: Hindu Bouddha Khristan Oikko Parishad, Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD), Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh Puja Udjapon Parishad, Bangladesh Legal Aid Services Trust (BLAST), Orpito Sompotti Ain Protirodh Andolon (ASAPA), Nijera Kori, Human Development Research Centre (HDRC), and Sommilito Samajik Andolon.