Eviction drive in Laldiar Char

  • Chattogram Port authorities began an eviction drive at Laldiar Char along the coast of Karnaphuli River, shrugging off protests from the locals on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Chattogram Port authorities began an eviction drive at Laldiar Char along the coast of Karnaphuli River, shrugging off protests from the locals on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Chattogram Port authorities began an eviction drive at Laldiar Char along the coast of Karnaphuli River, shrugging off protests from the locals on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Chattogram Port authorities began an eviction drive at Laldiar Char along the coast of Karnaphuli River, shrugging off protests from the locals on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The High Court gave authorities two months in December last year to clear illegal establishments along the coast of Karnapahuli River. The Chittagong Port authorities evicted the residents of Laldiar Char without making any arrangements to rehabilitate them. Photo: Suman Babu

    The High Court gave authorities two months in December last year to clear illegal establishments along the coast of Karnapahuli River. The Chittagong Port authorities evicted the residents of Laldiar Char without making any arrangements to rehabilitate them. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Following a decision to expand the airbase in 1972, those inhabiting the area around moved to Laldiar Char. Authorities initially made assurances to provide them with a permanent place to live, but that never happened. Photo: Suman Babu

    Following a decision to expand the airbase in 1972, those inhabiting the area around moved to Laldiar Char. Authorities initially made assurances to provide them with a permanent place to live, but that never happened. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Following a decision to expand the airbase in 1972, those inhabiting the area around moved to Laldiar Char. Authorities initially made assurances to provide them with a permanent place to live, but that never happened. Photo: Suman Babu

    Following a decision to expand the airbase in 1972, those inhabiting the area around moved to Laldiar Char. Authorities initially made assurances to provide them with a permanent place to live, but that never happened. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The High Court gave authorities two months in December last year to clear illegal establishments along the coast of Karnapahuli River. The Chittagong Port authorities evicted the residents of Laldiar Char without making any arrangements to rehabilitate them. Photo: Suman Babu

    The High Court gave authorities two months in December last year to clear illegal establishments along the coast of Karnapahuli River. The Chittagong Port authorities evicted the residents of Laldiar Char without making any arrangements to rehabilitate them. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

    The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

    The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

  • The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

    The residents of Laldiar Char burst into protest after authorities moved to start evicting them in February. As many as 14,000 people lived there in 2,300 families. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Chattogram Port authorities are raising a barbed-wire fence while evicting the people of Laldiar Char on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Chattogram Port authorities are raising a barbed-wire fence while evicting the people of Laldiar Char on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Chattogram Port authorities are raising a barbed-wire fence while evicting the people of Laldiar Char on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Chattogram Port authorities are raising a barbed-wire fence while evicting the people of Laldiar Char on Monday, Mar 1, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu