• Today: July 12, 2024

Green Voice protest tree felling in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi

The protesters demanded immediate action to stop the felling of trees

Green Voice activists, students, and local residents raised questions about the rationale behind cutting trees, repairing roads, and building structures.

Earlier, Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam said: "I want to do the work without cutting trees as much as possible. But the road work is not possible without cutting the trees on Sat Masjid Road. And this is why the trees are being cut down." The protesters demanded immediate action to stop the felling of trees and quickly plant saplings of indigenous species in place of the felled trees. 

Alamgir Kabir said: "The main purpose of celebrating the day is to make people aware about saving trees. Explain the role of trees in protecting the environment."

Every city needs to have 20% green space. But old Dhaka has only 5% and the rest of the capital only 12%.

Green Voice Assistant Coordinator Humayun Kabir, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) Executive Officer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Playwright, Actor, and Theater Director Mamunur Rashid, former student leader, Writer, Columnist Rustom Ali Khokon, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) Joint Editor Mihir Biswas and residents and conscious citizens also presented there.

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