Who are we deceiving?

#stopRampal #saveSundarban
Today was the day where a #hartal took place for the first time in History for #green. You heard about #RampalMovement, right? Okay, let me give you an intro. Bangladesh Govt. is somewhat adamant to build a coal-based power plant in Rampal. Why has it been an issue for Hartal? Inasmuch as it’s only 14 kilometers away from #Sundarban, it turned into an threat to natural diversities of the largest mangrove forest of the World. Okay, first of all, why are we in the goddamned world against this project?

  1.  Why #ProjectRampal isn’t a good idea
  2. Environmental Impact Assessment of Coal-based Thermal Power Plant of Rampal

Now, Govt. has something to say obviously. It’s their advertisement published in every major daily newspaper in Bangladesh. Is this a lie? Politically its #alternativefact (Trump would’ve been proud). Then protesters should have something to say too, right? Here it is.

Today, in this historic day, the day for the Green, when peaceful processions led by students were heading to Shahbagh, police showered them with tearshells and rubber bullets. They  were severely beaten and injured by the police. National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports called the half-day strike and it turned to miserable injuries.

Now, were the protesters peaceful or is it only my thought? Check these links out.

  1.  The Daily Star
  2. The Independent
  3. Bonikbarta
  4. bdnews24 [online portal]

So, why in the earth Govt. has been too determined about Rampal? Are these protesters a threat? Didn’t they urge a open debate about this project? If this Program were that harmless (as they say), then why fear them? In a democratic country, do they have the rights to declare “it will be done, no matter what” about the Rampal Project?  who are the real beneficiary here? #foodforthought

“কালো ধোঁয়ায় ঢেকে যাওয়া ঠাসাঠাসি বাক্সবাড়ি…”