Slum dwellers block roads, protesting the eviction drive of the Bhashantek slums in Dhaka on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 CollectedPolice are working to bring the situation under controlSlum dwellers have blocked the roads, protesting the eviction drive of the Bhashantek slums in Dhaka. According to locals and police, the tenants heard that the Public Works Department was planning to evict their slum, leading them to block the roads and begin their protest. Meanwhile, there was no sign of any eviction drives when this correspondent visited the place around 11am. Bhashantek police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Munshi Sabbir Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune that at first, the slum dwellers were trying to form a human chain. But when all of them gathered there, they blocked the roads and began their demonstrations.
Source: Dhaka Tribune February 12, 2019 05:37 UTC