Bangladesh Krishok Federation (BKF) and Bangladesh Kishani Sabha (BKS) jointly organised a protest in southern divisional city Barisal on 16 May 2018. The protest was direct action against the expelled leaders Badrul Alam, Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli.
In the rally, BKF and BKS leaders said, BKF and BKS central committee were expelled Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli in 2002 and Badrul Alam led the expulsion process that time as a BKF general secretary. The allegations against them were very serious; they gave fake promise to landless families that they will give the land entitlement of the occupied Khas land. Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli took money (tens of thousands dollars) from thousands of landless families of the occupied different Char (small island). Hundreds of landless people sent written allegations to the BKF central office against Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli that time. BKF central committee was forced to expel those extortionists then. Last year (August 2017) BKF central committee expelled Badrul Alam because of his human trafficking activities, organisational fund embezzlement and autocratic actions against BKF constitution. Now all three extortionists Badrul Alam, Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli came together and trying to rip off the landless families again. Recently government declared to distribute fallow land among the landless and the extortionists are desperate to take the chance to embezzle money again from the poorest landless communities of Bangladesh, leaders said in the rally.
In the rally, leaders also demanded immediate arrest of criminal Badrul Alam, Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli.
The rally and procession led by BKS president Asma Begum, vice-president Rehena Begum Mitu, organising secretary Peara Begum, BKF Barisal district committee general secretary Halim Mohuri, BKS Barisal district committee general secretary Renu Begum, BKF district publication secretary Yusuf Akan, district asistant general secretary Sohag Talukdar, BKS district leader Hattya Begum, Gazipur district BKS leader Shila Rani and others. The whole program presided over by BKF assistant general secretary and Barisal district president Harun Vandari.
In the procession, people canted slogans against the extortionist Badrul Alam, Zayed Iqbal Khan and Samsunnahar Khan Doli with placards in hand. The procession rounded different road of the Barisal CBD.