Dr. Abdul Mannan, convener of the Parishad, spoke at the press conference. He said, ‘Cultural practices in old Dhaka are around this park. This is a place where we can breathe. Apart from this, there is no breathing room.
The incense field that was next to it, also occupied it, and made a market in one part. And now half of the park has been occupied by a food shop.’
Abdul Mannan said, ‘We systematically protested all democratically. We have organized this press conference in the context of the demand to preserve the heritage of Bahadur Shah Park and remove permanent food stalls from inside the park.
The organization’s member secretary Aktaruzzaman Khan read the written statement at the press conference. He said that on November 10 last year, a delegation of 16 people, including Sangram Parishad and prominent citizens of the area, met the Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation, Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapas, and told them about protecting the historical status of Bahadur Shah Park.