Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tipai dam: IAB submits memo to UN

Staff Reporter

Leaders of Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) yesterday submitted a memorandum to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Mun through UNDP representative of Bangladesh office demanding help to stop the construction of Tipaimukh dam by India on Borak river in Monipur state of India near the border of Sylhet.

A delegation of IAB led by its presidium member Moulana Syed Musaddek Billah Al Madani submitted the memorandum while UNDP Bangladesh office incharge Kazi Ali Reza received it and assured the delegation that the memorandum will be reached to UN Secretary General as soon as possible.

The memorandum said that the plan of constructing Tipaimukh Dam Project was a complete violation of Bangladesh-India Joint River Commission (JRC) 1996, International Helsinki Convention and International River Law.

It was also told that if India constructs the dam, it would destroy country's existence and it would seriously affect not only in Bangladesh, it is also going to bring negative ecological and environmental changes in vast areas in Bangladesh and different states of India.

IAB leaders urged UN Secretary General to intervene to stop the construction of the dam to save vast areas of Bangladesh from desertification.

The delegation includes, among others, by IAB General Secretary Moulana Yunus Ahmed, Organising Secretary Prof Syed Belayet Hossain and Dhaka city president Prof Moulana ATM Hemayet Uddin.

After submitting memorandum, IAB leaders informed journalists that a Long March towards Tipaimukh Dam led by IAB Amir Mufti Syed Rezaul Karim Pirsaheb Chormonai would be launched on December 24 this year.

Source: http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2009/08/18/news0965.htm

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