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We are living in fear: Yunus

Update : 24 Feb 2024, 14:51

Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus on Friday said he and his colleagues are living in fear because of the "unlawful" takeover of offices at the Grameen Telecom Bhaban by a group of outsiders. 

Prof Yunus said "We are in a difficult situation and the crisis is deepening."  He added that some people stormed our offices and declared that they would occupy them. What kind of demand is that?"

Prof Yunus made the remarks on a talk show hosted by Khaled Muhiuddin of DW Bangla, which was aired live on YouTube. 

Yunus, the champion of microcredit and social business models, which are aimed at alleviating poverty and addressing social issues, said he sought help from the police, but did not get any support, while the outsiders occupied the offices of several social business organisations.

"We went to the police and they said that they could not do anything about it. And they did nothing, so where will we go?" he added. 

"In the panic created by the occupiers, employees in the entire office building, including the female staff, felt terrorised. So the problem is worsening, not lessening."

Prof Yunus further pointed out the "fearful state they were in", as people besieged the building amid slogans, making it a "very critical situation".

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