CCNF demands justice over attack on NGO Workers
Published : Saturday, 5 February, 2022 at 8:20 PM Count : 757
The Cox's Bazar CSO NGO Forum (CCNF), a network of 60 local and national NGOs operating in Cox's Bazar, has strongly condemned and protested the recent assault on six workers, including two women workers of an NGO in Teknaf.
At a virtual press conference held on Saturday, the organizers demanded exemplary punishment for those who involved in the incident and said that if proper action is not taken within the next seven days, no CCNF member in Teknaf's Hnila Union will implement any activities.
The CCNF also urged all other local, national, and international non-governmental organizations to support the decision.
Abu Murshed Chowdhury, Co-Chair of the CCNF and Executive Director of PHALS, moderated the press conference. At the press conference, CCNF Member Secretary Jahangir Alam explained the incident. YPSA Executive Director Md. Arifur Rahman, two female victims Ferdous Ara Rumee Joint Director of COAST and Tahrima Afroz Tumpa, Project Manager of the same organization also spoke at the occasion. The COAST Foundation's Executive Director, Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, gave the closing remarks.
Jahangir Alam said on February 2, six activists of an NGO called COAST Foundation were beaten and humiliated by terrorists led by a union council member in Hnila Jele para of Teknaf. COAST has been implementing various programs for the disadvantaged people of this area for a long time.
The injured NGO workers have filed a case with Teknaf Police Station.