Teesta March reiterates demand for just share of water

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The marchers demanding rightful share of Bangladesh in the waters of the trans-boundary river Teesta reached Kishorganj of Nilphamary district this afternoon. The Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh jointly organized the march to press India for signing the long pending deal with the upstream country. The three day march will hold a concluding rally at Sadhur Bazar in Lalmonirhat near the Teesta Barrage. Another barrage some 24 miles away at Gazaldoba of India is unilaterally withdrawing Teesta water during the lean period, harming irrigation in Bangladesh and affecting the very health of the river, activists said. ‘We will adopt a Teesta declaration and announce our next programmes at Sadhur Bazar’ SPB leader Bazlur Rashid Firoz said. The marchers began their last day journey in the morning holding a rally at Rangpur Public Library. They also held rallies at different points, such as, medical college intersection, Paglapeer and Taraganj areas of Rangpur. The leaders of the two left parties are also protesting what they said the government’s subservient policy. The CPB, advisor adviser Manzurul Ahsan Khan, general secretary Syed Abu Zafar Ahmed, central leader Ruhin Hossain Prince, the SPB general secretary Khalequzzaman, central leader Razequzzaman Ratan and others spoke at the rallies.

Source: New Age