An influential group, backed by the ruling party at Edilpur of Madhupr of Tangail district carried move to occupy a vast area of land belonged to the indigenous communities. The village is the only fruit producing village of the district. The land grabbers planned to construct brick kiln there destroying the ecology of the area. Meanwhile, one of the influential have already hanged sign board reading ‘the land belongs to Hena Auto Bricks’. They have occupied at least ten acre of the land. The villagers and indigenous people have protested the land grabbing and expected government attention to preserve the land for environmental concerns.
Information Source: Daily Shamakal and Daily Prothom Alo, September 15, 2012