LDA announces programmes against jute mills closure

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:13, Jul 08,2020 | Updated: 00:20, Jul 09,2020


The Left Democratic Alliance will hold programmes protesting at the closure of all the 25 state-owned jute mills of the country.

The government on July 2 closed the mills, rendering 50,000 workers of the mills jobless.

LDA protest programmes include holding a march towards Demra industrial area on Monday, July 13, and forming human chain from Ganabhaban to Bangabhaban on July 20.

LDA coordinator and Socialist Party of Bangladesh central leader Bazlur Rashid Firoz told New Age that the central steering committee of the combine at a meeting finalised the programmes on Tuesday.

The members of LDA, a combine of eight left-leaning political parties, will start their Monday’s march from the National Press Club at 10:00am and will go up to Chattogram road on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway by bus from Gulistan. Then they will hold a march up to Latif Bawani Jute Mills, at Demra in the Dhaka city.

Moreover it would also hold workers-public meeting in Khulna and Chattogram.  

It will form a human chain from Ganabhaban to Bangabhaban at 11:00am on July 20, Bazlur added.

The steering committee meeting, held virtually on Tuesday, was attended among others by Communist Party of Bangladesh president Mujahidul Islam Selim, Socialist Party of Bangladesh general secretary Khalequzzaman, chief coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolan, Zonayed Saki, SPB (Marxist) general secretary Mubinul Haider Chowdhury,  Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq, United Communist League general secretary Mosharraf Hossain Nannu, Democratic Revolutionary Party general secretary Mushrefa Mishu and Samajtantrik Andolan convener Hamidul Haque.      

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