Narail Kantho : To protect Nabaganga River from grabbing and pollution, the locals formed a human chain in Jhenidah town on Sunday morning. Nabaganga Rakkha Parishad, a platform to protect the river organized the human chain at Jhenidah district post office inter section.
The gathering with various festoons, placards and other materials lasted for an hour where Nari Kalyan Sangstha president Dipti Rahman, environmentalist Masud Ahmed Sanju, Jhenidah Theatre president Ekramul Haque Liku, Ankur Natya Academy general secretary Najim Uddin Julias and Bihanga general secretary Shahinoor Alam Liton among others spoke.
The protestors said a section of unscrupulous people have been grabbing the river banks and river beds for couple of years on the very nose of the authority. But the authority after repeated discussion and pressure could not stop the river grabbing. They failed to evict all the illegal encroachers from the river bed and banks.
Further, they virtually did not take action against the people liable for throwing garbage and waste in to the river yet.
The protestors urged upon the people to be aware against this sort of illegal grabbing and waste dumping in the only river Nabaganga. Later a seven-point memorandum was submitted to the deputy commissioner Saroj Kumar Nath.