Road blockade in Rangamati protesting land grab attempt, two arrested
February 23, 2011
JUMMA villagers in Choiddo Mile have blocked Rangamati – Khagrachari
road protesting attempts by settlers to grab lands belonging to a
The impromptu road blockade programme began early in the morning today
with hundreds of Jumma men and women blocking traffic.
They demand that the government must stop the settlers from trying to
capture land belonging to Choiddo Mile Buddhist Temple.
The settlers yesterday piled house building materials on the said
land, implying that they want to occupy the land by force.
This move of the settlers was in breach of a deal in which both the
Jummas and settlers had agreed to settle the issue under Naniachar
A meeting is scheduled to be held today at the UNO’s office as part of the deal.
However, the Jummas said participation in the meeting is useless since
the settlers have already violated the agreement.
Meanwhile, another report says in a bid to break the blockade the army
has arrested two Jummas while they were demonstrating on the road.
The arrested are Satyo Chakma, 25, and Sneha Kumar Chakma, 45, son of
Pass Ranjan Chakma.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Posted by CHT NEWS UPDATE at 3:28 PM