Human chain protests illegal sand lifting in Kurigram
A human chain was formed demanding to stop an illegal sand lifting at Nageshwari upazila in Kurigram district on Saturday afternoon.
Locals formed the human chain along the banks of the Dudhkumar river in the upazila.
Speaking at the human chain, locals alleged that they are afraid that they will have to suffer from the river erosion in the next flood due to the collapse of the river bank protection dam due to sand lifting. Despite repeated requests to the sand traders in this regard, they did not stop it.
They requested the authorities concerned for taking steps to stop the illegal sand lifting along the banks of the river.
At that time, Dudhkumar River Erosion Prevention Implementation Committee convener Atiq Hasan Raja, assistant professor Rabiul Alam, Bamondanga Union Awami League secretary Abed Ali, teachers Osman Gani, Lokman Ali, Khalilur Rahman, Azizar Rahman and Liton Mia spoke, among others.