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DUJ demands steps to protect Altaf Mahmud’s grave from river erosion

DUJ demands steps to protect Altaf Mahmud’s grave from river erosion

Dhaka Union of Journalists has called for protecting the grave of noted journalist Altaf Mahmud from erosion of Ramnabad River in Patuakhali district.

The call came at a DUJ meeting presided over by its president Kuddus Afrad.

Altaf was buried at his village home in Galachipa of Patuakhali district after his death in Dhaka in 2016. He was the former president of pro-Awami League faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists.

The meeting also demanded that a dam is built in the river to protect the area from erosion.

It decided to hold DUJ annual meeting on September 8.

DUJ General secretry Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu, its vice-president MA Kuddus, joint secretary Khairul Alam and its publicity secretary Asaduzzaman were, among others, present at the meeting.