SHUJAN-Human Chain: Demanding to Protect the Sundarban

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Untitled 1SHUJAN-Human Chain is demanding protection for the Sundarban through the SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance Bagherhat district committee meeting held on 13 December 2014 at Mithapukurpar, Sadar, Bagherhat. Highlighting the slogan, “Save the Sundarban, Save the Country, Save the Environment,” Central Secretary of SHUJAN, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Professor and President of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee, Mozaffar Hossain, Central Coordiantor of SHUJAN, Dilip Kumar Sarkar, President of the Bangladesh Mohila Parishad, Bagherhat District Committee, Mrs. Farida Begum, Vice-Chairman of the Bagherhat Upazila Parishad, Joining Secretary of District Committee SHUJAN, and Advocate, Parveen Ahmeed, prominent scholar and Professor Amirul Alam, and Vice-President of the SHUJAN-Bagherhat District Committee, Sheikh Asad, all participated in the human chain. Besides those listed, people from various sectors engaged in the human chain to show their solidarity.

 On 9 December 2014, a sinking ship containing 350,000 liters of fuel exposed environmental risks to the southern part of the Sundarban. Participants of the Shujan-Human Chain voiced their concerns for protecting the area and revealed that the Eraboti dolphin from the sanctuary had migrated elsewhere. Simultaneously, the speakers urged the government to take immediate initiatives to quarantine the area. Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar stressed the importance to protect the southern part of the Sundarban from future environmental disaster and ultimately Bangladesh as a whole.

 

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