PV Report : The islanders of Bhasanchar (Thangerchar) will wage greater movement to demand ownership of the char emerged along the boundary of Sandwip.
It was disclosed at a press conference by the islanders under the banner of Sandwip Emerged Vhumi Raksha Parishad held at the coastal embankment areas at Sarikait union of Sandwip on Thursday.
In his read out speech, Lion Mizanur Rahman, Convener of Sandwip Emerged Land Protection Council and Chairman of Sandwip Maitbhanga Union Parishad said Thangerchar (Bhashanchar) is being claimed by Noakhali, but the char emerged along Sandwip and hence, the islanders can claim its ownership. It is a portion of ancient union- Nyamasthi emerged within a few kms of Sandwip in the survey of one more institutions including the Forest Department, he added.
He said that the people of Sandwip would wage greater movement to realize their due share as the char is being demarcated in Noakhali.
Sarikait Union Chairman Fakhrul Islam Panir said conspiracy is being hatched to demarcate the char under Noakhali or Hatiya suddenly which was long been under Sandwip. The people of Sandwip would not accept the move, he asserted.
Expressing consensus on the rehabilitation of Rohingya refugees, the leaders made a fervent appeal to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to recognize the char as a part of Sandwip.
Participated by the people of all walks of life, the press conference was also spoken among others, by Maghdhara Union Chairman SM Anowar, Azimpur Union Chairman Abdul Aziz, UZ AL Convener Abul Hossain, Kazi Fashiul Alam, Rezaul Karim Babul, Siddiquer Rahman, Maksudur Rahman, Nurul Anowar Hiron, Anik Kar Pappu, Safiul Azam, Kazi Forkan uddin, Golam Kibria, Abu Naser, Principal Moulana Nasir Ahmed, Prof. Shafiqul Moula, Moulana Borhanuddin, Moulana Yasin, Moulana Shamsuddin, Master Dulal Majumdar, Master Ratan Mitra and Master Bikash Saha.
Besides, a number of socio-cultural and educational institutions expressed solidarity with the mammoth rally.