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Farmers’ fury boils over

They agitate for fertiliser, power

BANGLADESH – Persistent fuel and power crises fanned further agitation among the fertiliser-hungry farmers as they continued barricading roads and hemming local government offices in several districts yesterday in the peak boro season.

Agitators in Tangail, Khulna, Satkhira, Rajshahi and Kishoreganj, among other districts, staged demonstrations demanding fertiliser and in protest against outage.

As many as 10 people were injured in an attack during fertiliser distribution in Mollarhat upazila in Bagerhat. Awami League (AL) leaders clashed with police while laying a siege to the deputy commissioner’s (DC) office in Satkhira.

In Tangail, hundreds of farmers along with common people besieged the Mirzapur Pally Bidyut Samity office and barricaded Dhaka-Tangail Highway in the morning. They marched in a procession in front of the Pally Bidyut office around 10:30am.

The Daily Star



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