Tipaimukh Badh Protirodh Committee and Sylhet Bibhag
Unnayan Sangram Parishad on Saturday began
their three-day long march from the capital to Sylhet to protest India's
planned construction of the Tipaimukh barrage on the Barak River in Manipur.
The long march started from the Central Shaheed Minar
in the city after a brief rally.
The long march is aimed at creating awareness among
the people against the construction of the Tipaimukh dam as well to form a national
unity on the issue, organizers said.
At the rally, speakers underscored the need to
strengthen national unity against the construction of the damn to eradicate the
government's 'confusion' about the matter.
Prof Muzaffar Ahmad inaugurated the long march with a
call to protect the people's sovereignty.
Prof Muzaffar said, "The nation's sovereignty
goes neither with the lawmakers nor the parliament, let alone the government. I
inaugurate this march with a call that the parliament upholds the people's
It was announced at the rally that after reaching
Sylhet, the participants would march on towards the border with India.
The long march participants walked to Muktangon from
the Shaheed Minar and later boarded a bus towards Sylhet.