Hawkers stage protest demanding rehabilitation

Hundreds of hawkers have gathered in front of Jatiya Press Club for a rally to show their protest against eviction before prior rehabilitation in Dhaka streets.

The hawkers, numbered over thousand, gathered there Under the banner of ‘Hawkers Somonnoy Parishad’, around 11:00am and staged a 10-point demand.

A stop to the eviction drive without prior rehabilitation was the main point of their demand.

Earlier on Monday, DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon announced that an 11-member delegation of Bangladesh Hawkers’ Federation at Nagar Bhaban met with him and presented a memorandum with the 10-point demand.

On January 15, DSCC mayor Syeed Khokon started the evacuation of the illegal hawker stations in Gulistan are as per the previous announcement.

The magistrates evacuated hawkers in Baytul Mokarram, Doinik Bangla intersection, Dilkusha and Paltan areas.