25 Feb 2015, Dhaka. Agargaon slum has burnt to ashes. A six years old kid died. According to the local people at least 400 families used to live there. In the city slums, fire tragedy has become a very common incident every year.
Dhaka Metropolitan police and Railway police started eviction drive on both sides of Kawran Bazar rail line on Friday morning following Thursday’s accident that killed four poeple. The eviction drive began around 10am. On Thursday, four people, including a woman, were killed and five others injured when they got trapped in between two moving trains at Kawran Bazar Fish Market level crossing. Nurun Nabi Sheikh, divisional estate officer of Bangladesh Railway said, all illegal structures from Karwan Bazar rail crossing to Tejgaon intersection would be removed. – Observerbd
After demolishing the illegal market structures near Kawran Bazar rail track, people are busy collecting the remains. This is nothing new for them, said the local people. They also added, “Each and every year government threaten us. What can we do? Where else we will go? And government also knows that they will not remove us.”
1st May of every year is considered as the International Worker’s Day (International holiday) in the memory of workers’ sacrifice for justice and right. But unfortunately; holidays, protests or strikes are unaffordable luxury for the workers. Each and every day is important for their surviving.
These photographs are nothing but a respect for them.