Bangladesh: protests against GCM Resources subsidiary Asia Energy

London-based GCM Resources is still hoping that subsidiary Asia Energy can open an opencast mine at Phulbari in Bangladesh. But there is still strong opposition.

Oil-gas body wants Phulbari deal implemented

The national committee to protect oil, gas, mineral resources, power and ports has expressed its dissatisfaction at the non-implementation of the Phulbari agreement signed on August 30, 2006. The committee is observing the fourth anniversary of the Phulbari uprising as Phulbari Day on August 26 and a Dhaka–Phulbari long march between October 24 and 30.

The police fired into a rally of residents at Phulbari in Dinajpur on August 26, 2006, killing three people. Read more at http://www.newagebd.com/2010/aug/23/nat.html#2.

Fourth Anniversary of killings observed

Different organisations and political parties across the country are observing the fourth anniversary of the deaths of three people who died at the hands of the police in Fulbari.

On 26 Aug 2006, three locals, Salekin, 20, Tariqul, 21, and Amin, 13, were killed and more than 200 people were injured when law enforcers fired on the protesters who were demonstrating against the government decision to introduce open pit mining in Fulbari, Dinajpur.

See http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=171743&cid=2.

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