Dhaka, Dec. 27 (ANI): Taking to music to register their protest against the setting up of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), tea garden workers of Chandpur Tea Estate gathered workers from Chandpur, Begumkhan and Jualbhanga tea estates in Chunarughat upazila, to join the protesting voice.
According to the Daily Star, the workers also stayed away from work for two hours for the sixth straight day.
Members of Pratik Theatre, a cultural platform of workers, sang patriotic and inspirational songs at the rally.
Political parties and rights activists warned that the government’s decision to build the SEZ on hundreds of acres of arable land would threaten the livelihood of thousands of workers and their families. Chandpur Tea Estate has some 16,000 workers, including 1,664 permanent ones.
Workers also formed a human chain there under the banner of Chandpur Bhumi Rakkhya Committee. (ANI)