Traders have broken the lockdown rule in Sylhet. They staged demonstrations, rallies and human chains on Tuesday afternoon demanding the opening of businesses in compliance with health regulations.
A week-long lockdown has started across the country since Monday to prevent corona infection. All kinds of meetings and gatherings have been banned at this time. But ignoring the ban, traders took out a procession in front of Shukria Market in Zindabazar of Sylhet city at around 12 noon on Tuesday under the banner of ‘Businessmen of all walks of life in Sylhet’.
They marched to the court point and chained people. The human chain lasted for about half an hour. After that the traders came to Zindabazar point with procession and gathered.
Speakers at the rally said the backs of traders were stuck to the wall in the Corona situation. Due to the lockdown due to Corona, traders were deprived of doing business on Eid last year.
The business leaders said they have been refraining from doing business for almost a year considering the corona situation in the country and the common man. Now, if the business is closed down with the lockdown again, the traders will have to sit on the road. I have to die without eating with my family. So they demanded to open a business in compliance with the health rules.
Speaking at the rally – business leaders Fuad bin Rashid, Abul Kalam Azad, Azir Uddin, Kamal Uddin Chowdhury Makhan, Abdur Rahim, Md. Habibur Rahman, Mostafa Mehdi Hasan Khan, Shabbir Ahmad Lokman, Sohail Usman Gani, Jabedur Rahman, Shahnewaz Shakil, Jahangir Hossain Khan and Abdul Ahad among others.
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