Human chain and issuance of memorandum for demand of permanent dam in Jamuna

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Tarek Rahman

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 Human chain and memorandum issued in Tangail demanding protection of habitations and permanent dam in Jamuna. On Wednesday (August 30) morning in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, the victims of Matikata of Nikrail Union and Patitapara of Gobindasi Union held a human chain program. At the end of the human chain, the transcript was given to the District Commissioner. Speaking during the human chain, Habibur Rahman Ramzan on behalf of the two villages, the victims of the loss of housing in the Jamuna river. Sohrab Ali, Md. Dudu Mia, Saheb Ali, Kurban Ali, Nazrul Pathan, Abu Saeed, Jamela Akhtar etc. Meanwhile, Nazrul Pagla, who lost his home, burst into tears. The speakers in the human chain said that recently in Nikarail and Gobindasi union of the upazila, 7. 82 m geo bag drumming work is completed but there is gap in the middle. Due to this, when the water of Jamuna river gets pressured in that empty part, 8 to 10 houses are lost in the river in one day. More than 200 houses, schools, madrassas, mosques and Eidgaon grounds are in danger of erosion. Habibur Rahman Ramzan said, Matikata and Sarpolisha villages of Nikrail Union have been lost in the erosion of the Jamuna river. Although there is a name on paper, there are twenty percent in reality. 80 percent of the village has disappeared into the river. The victims have lost their homes and are living a dehumanized life. He demanded to protect hundreds of acres of agricultural land and residential areas including schools, mosques and madrasas by throwing geo bags to prevent rapid erosion. A victim woman named Jamila Begum said, “We have no property except 8 percent housing.” I was managing my life with four daughters. Last Saturday around 2 pm when the river started to erode, 10/12 houses including my house were lost in the river by 2 am. There is no place to make a home elsewhere. Where will I go with my husband and four daughters? Chairman of Nikrail Union Masudul Haque Masud said that geobags have been thrown in almost all parts of his union but some places are empty. However, he said that geobags will be put in that empty area soon. Tangail District Water Development Board Executive Director. Sajjat Hossain said that 7.85 meters geoag drumming has already been done in Nikrail and Mati Kata Union of Bhuyapur Upazila. Also 5 km. Embankment work is in progress. He assured of geobag dramping to protect the habitations in the areas affected by erosion recently.

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