Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Bangladeshi peasants demand land reform immediately

01.jpg25 October 2010, Bangladesh-  BKF & BKS Barisal district committee jointly organized a human chain in front of Barisal town hall to demand distribution of khas (fallow) land among the 498 landless families who live in the Rasulpur Char (small island). Rasulpur char is close to Barisal city and the 498 landless families occupied the char in 2000. They have been demanding titles to the land but have still not gotten any papers from government. 

Recently they filed a  court case against the local government which has not implemented  the government declaration to implement land reform or the Bangladesh land manual. Their struggle is ongoing as well as the court case.

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