The National River Conservation Commission has decided not to publish a list of 37,000 new encroachers of 48 rivers and the environment activists say protecting their identities is tantamount to siding with the grabbers.
Bangladesh needs to find a realistic solution to a persistent problem
There used to be more than a thousand rivers crisscrossing through Bangladesh. Many of those rivers are now lost, mostly due to human interventions.
It is a tragic irony that riverine Bangladesh has become the land of dying rivers.
In the contemporary discourse on Bangladesh, its cultural legacies have overtaken its identity as a land of six seasons or as a riverine country.