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Urdu-speaking people protest against eviction

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:54, Jan 23,2021

 
 

The Urdu-speaking people, who were evicted from road sides in a drive by the Dhaka North City Corporation, held a human chain protesting at the eviction at Mirpur Section 11 in the capital on Saturday.

Three organisations—Urdu Speaking Peoples With Rehabilitation Movement, Welfare Mission of Biharese and SPGRC—jointly formed the human chain.

The speakers at the chain alleged that during the eviction, the city corporation vandalised their houses, shops and they were attacked by local ruling party supporters.

They also said that the city corporation conducted the drive violating an Appellate Division order.

Welfare Mission of Biharese president Mostak Ahmed, Urdu-Speaking Peoples With Rehabilitation Movement general secretary Shahid Ali Bablu and other leaders of the Urdu-speaking community, among others, spoke there.

The city corporation on Thursday started the eviction drive against grabbers occupying Road 4 of Avenue 3 at Mirpur in the capital.

Nearly 500 structures were demolished in the drive that continued till Saturday amid protests.

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