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Ushatan Talukder: Langadu attack aimed at tarnishing govt image

  • Published at 01:11 pm June 6th, 2017
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Ushatan Talukder: Langadu attack aimed at tarnishing govt image
Rangamati's independent parliamentarian Ushatan Talukder has said he believes the planned torching of the houses of Adivasis at Langadu were aimed at destabilising the locality and tarnishing the government's image. He demanded a judicial investigation into the incident when speaking at the 16th session of parliament on Monday. Ushatan condemned the killing of Jubo League leader Noyon and demanded punishment of the killers. Noyon, a for-hire motorcycle driver was found dead in Khagrachhari. Bangali settlers took out a procession before attacking and torching houses of the Adivasis in Rangamati's Langadu on Friday, blaming them for Noyon's murder. A 75-year-old Chakma woman was killed as hundreds of Adivasis were forced to flee their homes – some of them still believed to be hiding in the hills. Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Ruhul Amin visited the place on Monday and promised to punish the perpetrators and pledged rehabilitation and compensation for victims. The Amnesty International on Monday condemned the attack and urged the government to bring to justice those responsible for torching the homes.
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A similar attack took place at Langadu on May 4, 1989. Ushaton said around 220 houses and shops in the area had been torched in Friday's attack. The MP told the House that partial implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was at the root of such incidents. "I urge [everyone concerned] to restore peace in the hills by implementing the accord," he said.
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