DHAKA : The Liberation War Fighters Organisation, Muktijuddha Manch has asked the government of Bangladesh to remove China from the Teesta Project and complete it with its own funds as it did for the Padma bridge.
The Muktijuddha Manch formed a human chain and brought out a protest march in Rangpur on Saturday accusing China of pushing Bangladesh towards a debt trap in the name of Teesta Project which will destroy agricultural land, river basin and environment. They also accused China of destabilising Bangladesh by building an undeclared military base near the Teesta river.
Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of the Manch, Al Mamun said that the forces opposed to the liberation war of Bangladesh who recognised Bangladesh only after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 is conspiring to turn Bangladesh into another Sri Lanka by trapping into loans with unfair conditions through the Teesta Project. He said the cost of several projects such as Dhaka-Kurigram road project, is being artificially inflated by the Chinese company by slowing down the work. He said Chinese companies in Bangladesh are indulging in corruption, irregularities and maltreatment of the labour.
The Liberation War Fighters Organisation also accused China of the prosecution of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province. General Secretary of the Muktijuddha Manch’s Begum Rokeya University branch Ahsan Hasan Habib Sourav accused China of atrocities against Uyghurs in the Xinjiang province. He said 10 lakh Uyghurs are held in detention camps in China. The Uyghurs are subjected to inhuman treatment and oppression through forced abortions, religious conversion, illegal detention, said Habib Sourav.