Students cut Malek’s paddy to reach home
Live Correspondent: It’s a unique gesture of students to come forward to cut the ripen paddy of farmer Abdul Malek Sikder at Kalihati here today who attempted to blaze his field being frustrated with labourers crisis, high wages and low price of paddy.
Farmer Abdul Malek on last Sunday put his paddy field on fire at Bankina village of Paikra Union being frustrated on labour crisis, high wages of labourers and low price of paddy.
Yesterday a group of 15 students of different colleges of the Kalihati Upazila voluntarily came to the Malek’s field and cut the paddy and reached those to his home. Students said labour cost for cutting paddy is much higher this year comparing to the price of paddy, causing immense miseries to farmers.
Students are from Government Karatia Sa’dat College, Moulana Mohammad ali College and Lion Nazrul Islam College. “It’s our compassion to all farmers and a gesture to be partner of their pain,” said Al Amin, a student of Moulana Mohammad Ali College.
Dhaka, 15 May (campuslive24.com)//MIH