Rights activists demand judicial probe on land grabbing in Thakurgaon District

Panel of the press conference. Photo by ALRD

Panel of the press conference. Photo by ALRD.

In a press conference organized by ALRD on 8 January 2016 in Dhaka, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) presented the results of an investigation conducted in October 2015 on the allegations of land grabbing by the lawmakers in Thakurgaon District.

General Secretary of the Vested Property Act Protection Movement Advocate Subrata Chowdhury said that the local ruling MP has already grabbed a portion of land of minorities in Thakurgaon’s Baliadangi upazila along the Indian border. He added that the Thakurgaon-2 MP and his family have set up a 106-acre tea garden, ‘Ranbag Islami Tea Estate Company,’ in the border of the upazila where the 35-acre lands of some 10 Hindu families are located.

Despite the local  MP’s denial of the accusations, rights advocates demanded a judicial probe to the allegation. They urged the authorities to take actions against the people involved in the land grabbing and violence.

News links:

http://newagebd.net/191733/judicial-probe-sought-into-land-grabbing-by-thakurgaon-mp/http://www.thedailystar.net/city/thakurgaon-mp-slammed-land-grabbing-attempt-199243

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