While the whole country is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, Khalishpur industrial area of Khulna is in dismal state.
Tens of thousands of jute mill worker families of the area are enduring extreme poverty resulting from sudden job loss. In fear of eviction from the labour quarters, these poor families are passing days in total uncertainty.
Md Shamsul Alam worked at Platinum Jubilee Jute Mills Limited for more than two decades. He is one of the 25,000 jute mill workers who lost jobs due to the government’s decision of shutting down all the state run jute mills effective from July 1.