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Bangalee settlers call for hartal in CHT Aug 10

  • Published at 09:39 pm August 3rd, 2016

Several organisations of Bangalee settlers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) have announced a dawn to dusk hartal on August 10 in three CHT districts demanding that the government scraps the draft ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act 2016’.

Parbatya Nagarik Parishad, Parbatya Bangalee Chhatra Parishad, Parbatya Chattagram Samaodhikar Andolon, Parbatya Gana Parishad and Parbatya Bangalee Chhatra OIkya Parishad, the organisations of the settlers will observe the hartal.

The programme was announced through a joint statement of the five organisations on Wednesday.

The statement said the the draft ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act 2016’, which has already been approved by the Cabinet, will turn into a black law as no appeal can be filed against the decision of the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission.

Besides, the Commission does not include any representative of the Bangalee community in the CHT, it added.

Before the hartal, the five organisations announced to organise protest rallies in the three CHT districts on August 4 and a human chain programme in the three CHT districts on August 8.