Rail, road barricade in Mymensingh to press for 10-pt demand | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 19, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 19, 2011

Rail, road barricade in Mymensingh to press for 10-pt demand

Mymensingh Zila Nagorik Andolon, a local citizens' body yesterday observed road and rail line blockade programme from 6:00 am in the morning to 12:00 noon to realise 10-point demand.
The demands include upgradation of Mymensingh as divisional city, Mymensingh municipality as city corporation, Ananda Mohan College as full-fledged university, establishment of an education board in Mymensingh and dredging of Old Brahmaputra river to increase its navigability.
The leaders of the citizens' body halted Dhaka bound Brahmaputra inter-city train from Jamalpur at Mymensingh railway station at around 9:15 am.
Police rushed to the spot and made the agitators withdraw their barricade to ease railway communication.
A rally was held at the station. The speakers told the rally that the demands are logical and those should be accepted by the government. Mymensingh region has every reason and element to be a division, said the leaders.
They also warned that if their demands are not met soon, they would hold a huge sit-in programme at Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka on October 15. They urged the people of all sections and professions to join the programme.
President of the citizens' body advocate Anisur Rahman Khan, secretary engineer Nurul Amin Kalam and chairman of Sadar upazila parishad Fayzur Rahman Fakir, addressed the rally, among others.
The road blockade programme was observed simultaneously in other upazilas of the district.
Due to the programme, Dhaka bound bus communication was also disrupted, sources said.

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