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Govt urged to find Michael Chakma

  • Published at 12:31 am April 17th, 2019
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File photo of missing United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) leader—Michael Chakma Collected

The top leader of the UPDF went missing seven days ago on his way to Dhaka from Kanchpur in Narayanganj.

In a joint statement, 48 eminent citizens of the country, on Tuesday called upon the government to find missing United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) leader Michael Chakma.

A press release of National Committee against Fascism and Imperialism sent by Omar Tarek Chowdhury, urged the government to return back Michael to his family members soon.

The joint statement signatories include, among others, noted thinker and intellectual Badruddin Umar, former professor of Dhaka University, Akmal Hossain, human rights activist Sultana Kamal, and Chair of the Department of Politics & Government at Illinois State University, USA, Dr Ali Riaz.

The top leader of the UPDF went missing seven days ago on his way to Dhaka from Kanchpur in Narayanganj.


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A key organizer of the Chittagong Hill Tracts-based UPDF, Michael Chakma, is also central general secretary of the United Workers’ Democratic Front (UWDF).

Four UPDF-backed organizations on Monday issued a media statement, saying Michael went missing on April 9 when he left for the capital after organisational work in Kanchpur area.

The joint statement, signed by Ganatantrik Juba Forum President Angya Marma, UWDF President Sachib Chakma, Pahari Chattra Parishad President Bipul Chakma, and Hill Women’s Federation President Nirupa Chakma, said Michael was abducted.

The four leaders said Michael went to visit several labour dense areas to organize programs for the Boisabi Festival and anniversary of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, which killed over 1,100 people.