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DHAKA: Coalition of Local NGOs, Bangladesh (CLNB), Nagorik Parishad, RMG Club and Jagoroni Foundation yesterday demanded ensuring access to pure drinking water, sanitation and housing facilities by the slum-dwellers.
The demand came from a human chain formed in front of the Jatiya Press Club by the NGOs this morning, according to a press release.
Chaired by chairman of CLNB Harunur Rashid, Workers Party Leader Abul Hossain, Jagoroni Foundation President Nur-Un-Nahar Meri, Nagorik Parishad Convenor Md. Shamsuddin, coordinator of RMG Club Sultana Begum, workers leader Shahida Sarkar, Shamima Akhtar Shirin and Joint General Secretary BAPA Mihir Biswas addressed the human chain, among others.
The speakers said at least 40 lakh slum dwellers in the country are deprived of their basic and citizen rights as given by the Constitution.
They have to suffer a lot especially during natural calamities and other disasters. Even, they have no guarantee of burial, they added.
They urged the government to ensure their basic rights especially access to drinking water, sanitation and housing.