Greens want no sacrificial animal market on roads in upcoming EidNew Age Online
Green activists on Friday urged the government and authorities concerned not to allow any cattle markets on roads in towns and cities of the country.
They made the demand at a press conference under the banner of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon and Adi Dhakabashi Forum at Dhaka Reporters Unity in the capital.
Reading out a written speech, BAPA joint secretary JK Baral said the Eid-ul-Azha is near at hand and they have been witnessing arrangements to make makeshift markets on city roads and open places while people have been preparing to celebrate the festival.
He said that construction of makeshift markets on roads and open places hinders city dwellers’ movement and other activities to celebrate the festival.
Besides, he said, bad stench for the markets pollute weather of the area.
He said that the High Court in 2009 imposed a ban on arranging any cattle market haphazardly, occupying roads.
He demanded adequate number of specific places be marked out for makeshift sacrificial animal markets and to stop arrangement of indiscriminate animal markets on roads, localities, open places, playgrounds or parks in the capital.
He urged the government and city corporations to clean all the waste, including blood of the sacrificial animals, from the roads within a day of sacrificing the animals and to increase manpower, vehicles and financial capability of the city corporations to ease people’s sufferings.
Presided over by BAPA vice-president Quazi Saleh Ahmed, the press conference was also addressed by Adi Dhakabasi Forum member secretary Jabed Jahan and BAPA national committee member Humayun Kabir Sumon.
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