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Punishment of Tazreen Fashions owner demanded

Leaders of different apparel workers’ organisations on Tuesday reaffirmed their demand for exemplary punishment of Tazreen Fashions owner Delwar Hossain and others responsible for the tragic death of 112 garment workers in a factory fire. Blaming the accident on Delwar, they also claimed adequate compensations for the families of the victims. They were addressing a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital city, marking the third anniversary of the deadly fire at Nischintapur in Savar on November 24, 2012. Different labour organizations, including Workers’ Unity Council, Workers’ Safety Forum, Garment Workers’ Front and Combined Garment Workers’ Federation, organised the event. Distinguished writer and columnist Syed Abul Maksud also partook in the programme. He demanded immediate arrest of Delwar. Meanwhile in Ashulia, the victims and RMG workers took out a procession and held a rally in front of Tazreen Factory. They demanded that the factory owner pay adequate compensations to families of the victims. At least 112 people were killed and over 200 others injured in the flames that raged through Tazreen Fashions in Ashulia. A case was filed with Ashulia Police Station on November 25. On December 22, 2013, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) inspector AKM Mohsinuzzaman Khan submitted a charge sheet against 13, including Tazreen’s Chairman Mahmuda Aktar and her husband Delwar. The case is now pending in Dhaka First Additional District and Sessions Judge Court.