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Bangla Press Release

Protesting the arsonist and looting occurrences in Mojidpur, a huge gathering has been organised by the Bangladesh Dalit Parishad and other local civil society members and organisations in Kesobpur.

On 21 November 2010 to protest the failure of the law enforcing agencies to address the arson and looting incidents in the Rishi para of a huge gathering has been organised by both the Bangladesh Dalit Parishad and local civil society people. Thousand Dalit people, mainly Rishi, have flocked the venue in Kesobpur protesting. The gathering was chaired by Ersad Mollik, former chairman of Mojidpur Union. Udoy Das, Bangladesh Dalit Parishad central committee chairman, and Osok Das, Bangladesh Dalit Parishad central committee secretary, addressed the gathering. Other speakers included Abu Bokkar Siddiqi local Workers Party leader, Kalipodo master, chairman of the Bangladesh Dalit Parishad of Khulna district, Kalidas, chairman of the Bangladesh Dalit Parishad of Bagerhat District, and a host of other distinguished guests and well-wishers. The speakers while urging the authorities to do the needful, threatened to launch an all-out movement if justice is not meted out quickly and effectively. Milon Das, director of Parittran, announced also for the following weeks a protest programme to be held in each and every districts of Bangladesh.

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