Burma Times. By Ferdous Ahmad Bhuiyan.
Dhaka, April 20, 2014.
Two left leaning party alleged that Bangladesh is not getting fare share of water of common rivers of India Bangladesh including TeestaRiver. They called for a movement to press India to allow Bangladesh its fair share of water from TeestaRiver.
The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Socialist Party of Bangladesh (BSD) called for a movement at a rally on the bank of TeestaRiver at Lalmonirhat, a northern district, in Bangladesh on Saturday.
Reading out ‘Teesta Ghoshona (Teesta Declaration)’ at the rally, CPB general secretary Syed Abu Zafar Ahmed said the dispute with India over the water issue will not be resolved if what they the current subservient foreign policy remains in place.
Referring to the failures of the successive governments to resolve the water issue with neighbouring country, he alleged that the past governments have protected the interest of India.
The CPB leader urged the government to provide compensation to the farmers incurred losses due to lack of irrigation resulted from India’s unilateral withdrawal of Teesta water.
The road-march started through a rally in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital around 3:30pm.
On way to Teesta Barrage, the marchers held rallies at different places.
On Saturday, they held rallies in Rangpur and Nilphamari while heading toward Lalmonirhat for the concluding rally at Sadhur Bazar adjacent to Daliya Teesta Barrage.
Meanwhile, BNP is also going to stage a long-march towards Tessta Barrage on April 22 from the capital Dhaka demanding due share of the river’s water.