Members of the Bangladesh Army have foiled a reception ceremony
organised by the Hill Students’ Council for those came out successful
in Junior School Certificate (JSC) and primary school exams at Buddha
Dhan Karbari Para in Ramgarh of Khagrachari district, a press release
The United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF) and Hill Students Council
(PC) have condemned the army action as violation of fundamental rights
enshrined in the constitution of Bangladesh.
Sources said the PCP had organised the reception for the students of
six schools in Patachara Union of Ramgarh and one in Guimara Union of
Matiranga Upazila, as part of a series of such programmes in the area.
The reception was to be held today, 25 March, Friday, in the village
of Buddha Dhan Karbari Para under Patachara Union.
At around 3am a group of 40 army personnel from Bhajyapara camp under
Matiranga zone went to the venue of the programme and dismantled the
marquee and seized all its materials.
At 7am more soldiers from Guimara brigade and large contingents of
police personnel from Ramgarh and Matiranga were reinforced.
They surrounded the programme venue and Buddha Dhan Karbari Para village.
“No one is being allowed to go out of the village” Ankon Chakma, a
local PCP leader told chtnews.com.
UPDF Khagrachari district unit leader Pradipan Khisha and PCP leader
Apruchi Marma blasted the army action saying: “It violates the
fundamental rights of the people and lays bare the fascist and
anti-popular policy of the government.”
They further said, “On the one hand, the army and police are
encouraging the people to indulge in gambling and drinking and on the
other, disrupting simple and innocuous programmes such as reception
ceremonies for the students. This only proves that the government is
implementing a blueprint to destroy the Jumma people.”
They said such fascist and undemocratic behaviour would never do good
for the government and the army.