Friday, August 7, 2009

Jamaat's boat march towards Tipai dam Aug 9

Staff Reporter

The Sylhet unit of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has chalked out a unique programme to protest the construction of Tipaimukh dam across the river Borak in Monipur state of India.

The party will lead a boat march towards Tipaimukh dam from Sunamgonj district headquarters on August 9 at 9.00 am.

Convener of the Boat March Committee and former lawmaker Farid Uddin Chowdhury told reporters that the route of the boat caravan will be Sunamgonj-Sylhet-Kanaighat-Zakiganj-Tipaimukh.

The party will also hold meeting at 10 places on the bank of the Surma River including Chatak, Sylhet Keen Bridge, Kanaighat and Zakigonj upazila headquarters and Amalshid border, he said.

Central leaders of the party are expected to participate in the programme. Local leaders and workers are now taking preparations for the success of the boat march programme.

Meanwhile, a Road March towards Zakigonj in Sylhet began yesterday from Dhaka with a call for the success of the 3-day long march towards Tipaimukh, which will be started on August 8 from the Central Shaheed Minar in the city to press the Indian government to stop the construction of the dam.

Jointly organised by Tipaimukh Dam Prevention Committee (TDPC) and Sylhet Division Development Action Council (SDDAC), the road march was inaugurated by prominent language veteran Abdul Matin in front of the National Press Club in the city.


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