The residents of Asulia wants to escape from the chemically contaminated water of the garment factories
By Zeba Tarannum
Savar (Dhaka): The residents of Asulia in Savar have formed a human chain to save from the chemically contaminated water of the garment factories.
More than five hundred water-logging victims of Annesha alley of Ashulia, Nishchintapur have made this demand on Tuesday (February 9) morning. In the human chain, they said the roads and houses of Annesha alley of Nishchintapur had been drowned in the factories’ polluted water for about three months.
But as the local member did not take any action, former member Abdul Malek arranged drainage through the government road to drain the contaminated water. But an influential person named Kasumuddin alias Kechu stopped the construction of that drain. This has further increased the suffering of the residents.
Yasin Mollah is one of the victims. He said that about a thousand people live in our area. The suffering we are experiencing due to contaminated water is much more than the suffering of hunger.
This situation is going for three months. The road is drowning in water. Water and chemically contaminated waste from the factory come with the water, which spreads a lot of stenches. We can’t sit at home to eat rice. We are suffering from various diseases due to this water.
Another victim, landlord Beauty Begum, said that their area was even better three months ago. But two garment factories leave their water at the mouth of our area.
As a result, our area is now flooded with polluted water. To escape from this water, our former member Abdul Malek Mandal started constructing a drain. But a local person has obstructed the work. We want a solution to this problem.
Meanwhile, the victims have complained to Ashulia Police Station. According to the complaint, about one thousand people living in the Annesha alley area of Ward-6 of Yearpur Union of Ashulia have been trapped in the polluted water.
That is why Abdul Malek Mandal Malu has constructed a 300 feet long drain on his initiative. Apart from this, he also installed four irrigation machines to drainage the water. But a resident is not allowing to construct this drain.