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Title:Long march demanding separate land commission

Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh. November 15, 2015. [DrikNEWS] – Ethnic people of Chapainawabganj district set for a 60-kilometre long march from Nachole to Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner’s office on Sunday demanding separate land commission for the plain land ethnic people. President of the Jatiya Adibasi Parishad Rabindranath Saren, presidium member Anil Marandi, organising secretary Bimol Chandra Razoar, and other local ethnic leaders were present in the march. The ethnic community is being oppressed by influential people of the area over dispute of land since decades. They are being victims of torture, murder and rape. They have been demanding separate land commission for over the past 22 years; but no government has paid heed to their demand. Although Awami League in its election manifesto had declared that if elected they would form separate land commission for them, but still after seven years of their tenure they hardly made any progress in this regard, he alleged. The long march started from Nachole on Sunday at 10 am and proceeded to Amnura in Chapainawabganj district and Godagari in Rajshahi district. After a night halt at Rajabari the march will resume towards the divisional commissioner’s office on Monday. Photos: Zohurul Islam/DrikNEWS

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