Human chain of students to stop illegal sand carrying trucks in Srimangal
In the case of a first class student named Rumki being seriously injured by the wheel of a truck carrying sand illegally lifted in Srimangal of Moulvibazar, local school students and non-believers formed a human chain at Bhunbir Union of the upazila demanding the stoppage of the illegal sand carrying truck and the punishment of the truck driver.
On Monday (September 12) at 11 a.m., the human chain was held in front of the government primary school of Bhunbir Union of the upazila. Young students of the area, parents and residents spontaneously participated in the human bond.
Also, a human chain was held with the participation of students, teachers and parents of Gopendraganj Government Primary School on the same demand.
Pinaki Deb Nath, president of the managing committee of Mabbandhane School, said that a group of unscrupulous sand traders are taking sand from Dedars by building ghats all over the area and recklessly supplying it to different areas in trucks. Emphasizing the authorities including the administration, he said that the culprits including the driver should be brought under the law and exemplary punishment should be given. And illegal sand extraction and sand truck movement should be stopped. The protestors said in their speech that some people have become reckless in extracting sand illegally. As the agricultural roads are being damaged, the residents are living in fear of loss of life and property due to the reckless movement of illegal sand trucks. Even after complaining about it, no remedy is available. Rather, many times it has to be annoying. They are immediately demanding strong action from the administration to stop illegal sand extraction and reckless truck movement.
They also said that the helpless family is spending days in deep sorrow at the Sylhet Osmani Medical Hospital for the treatment of their leg which was severely injured by the truck. Till date neither the child nor his family is searching.
Srimangal Upazila Primary Teachers Association President Zahar Tarafdar was present expressing solidarity with the human bond. Local dignitaries including teachers, students and parents were also present.