The owners of
garment factories in Bangladesh have given an
ultimatum to the military backed interim government saying that any further destruction
of factories will result in the closure of the factories. They have said that
if any garments factory is vandalized or if the government fails to give
adequate security to the industry they would close down the factories for an
indefinite period .
owners also warned that in case of the closure of the garment factories, the
government would be held responsible for all kinds of financial liabilities and
they will need to pay the garment workers.
The garment factory owners also placed
8 point demands that includes stoppage of attack and ransacking, creating
appropriate environment for keeping factories open, arrest of the attackers and
their godfathers, ensure top level security to the investment and investors,
providing soft loan to the factory owners whose establishments were under
attack and increasing number of police station in Gazipur district. BGMEA
president Anwar-ul-Alam Chowdhury Parvez said it was a serious development.