'Protect Mirpur's Red Field'
Speakers at a rally yesterday urged the government to protect Red Field of Mirpur in the city from being occupied by the land grabbers.
“Open fields in the city are being occupied one after another. The city-dwellers have no space to play, to walk or to have fresh air. The government should be more strict to protect existing open lands from being occupied illegally,” they added.
The rally was organised jointly by Save the Environment Movement and Barnak Samaj Kalyan Krira and Sangskritik Sangha at the Red Field, said a press release.
The speakers said the Red Field is the only playground of the area where hundreds of children and young people come for play and recreation every day.
But some influential land grabbers are now hatching conspiracy to occupy the field by constructing market and multi-storied building, they added.
Local people and school students joined the rally to press home their demand and took oath to protect the field at any cost.
Local MP Ilias Ali Mollah, Chairman of Save the Environment Movement Abu Naser Khan, folk singer Abdus Kuddus Boyati and actor Manjur Hossain also addressed the rally.
Meanwhile, leaders of Narayanganj Paribesh Andolan yesterday urged the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to recover the grabbed lands, water bodies and canals.
They made the demand at a human chain formed in front of Narayanganj Press Club, said another press release.
Syed Saiful Alam
Save the Environment Movement