Vol. 5 Num 400 Tue. July 12, 2005  

FNB protests attack on NGO worker at Goalanda

The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB) yesterday strongly protested and condemned the attack on an NGO worker at Goalanda.

A gang of criminals attacked Nurunnabi, area manager of Samata, on July 9, leaving him critically injured.

The incident took place after the Samata arranged a lease on 125 acres of khas land for the landless people and fishermen at Debagram and Baddhakol villages under Goalanda upazila, the FNB said in a statement.

It said Samata has been working to ensure the rights of the landless and poorest people to khas lands and their welfare, but some vested quarters are trying to disrupt the process of providing khas lands to the landless people.

The Federation also demanded immediate action against the attackers and effective steps to stop such criminal attacks.