As you maybe aware the Indian Government is in the process of building a 1500MW Tipaimukh Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project (Tipaimukh Dam). It has been planned to build the dam just one kilometre from the border with Bangladesh and threatens the water supply to much of Sylhet
The Indian government has not consulted the Bangladeshi people who will be affected by this project. It is in violation of international law. By constructing Tipaimukh and other barrages, India is threatening to deprive the people of Bangladesh of life-giving water
The Tipaimukh barrage is going to seriously affect not only agriculture in large portions of Bangladesh, particularly in winter, but is also going to bring about negative ecological, climatic and environmental changes of vast areas in both Bangladesh and India. Bangladeshis, with our friends from environmentalist groups, must face this challenge and force the Indian government to stop constructing this Dam. We don’t want to see more destruction and suffering for the people of Bangladeshi, its economy and nature.
Regardless of our bond or our relationship with Bangladesh, during injustice we should all unite insha'Allah. So if you could just take 2 minutes out to:
(1) sign this petition: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/TipaimukhDam/
(2) Spead this email far and wide insha'Allah