Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The organizations doing movement against opencast mining of Phulbari coal mine by British company Asia Energy gave an ultimatum on Tuesday to withdraw its local offices by March 30.
Local unit of the National Committee to protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports and Phulbari Peshajibi Sangathan said the company must remove its two offices from Phulbari by the deadline.
The two organizations from separate rallies at Phulbari gave the ultimatum, according to reports.
National Committee Phulbari unit leaders Aminul Bablu, Joy Prakash Gupta, Shikder Sarker, Syed Saiful Islam Jewel and Phulbari Peshajibi Sangathan convener Murtoza Sharker Manik spoke at the rallies.
BBN/SSR/AD-02Jan13-12:10 pm (BST)