Habiganj tea workers go on strike against SEZ
Thousands of tea workers in Habiganj went on strike this morning protesting against government plans for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the area.
Workers of all 23 tea gardens abandoned work since 8:00am and were gathering for a mass rally in Chandpur of Chunarughat, where the SEZ will be established.
“We will participate in the 11:30am rally,” he told our Moulvibazar correspondent.
The special economic zone will devour their lands and they fear the government will not provide any compensation; neither have they received any commitment from the government.
Special economic zones have been planned for other areas as well in Moulvibazar, where too, tea workers are trying to move for their land rights and compensation.