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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Govt ignoring CHT accord: Shantu

    Govt ignoring CHT accord: Shantu 

     Fri, May 20th, 2011 10:42 pm BdST

Rangamati, May 20 (bdnews24.com) – The government has reneged on its pledge to implement CHT Peace Accord in full, the man who signed the deal in 1997 has alleged.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council chairman Jyotirinda Bodhipriya (Shantu ) Larma renewed the allegation addressing the 22nd anniversary and 16th central conference of Paharhi Chhatra Parishad (PCP) at the Rangamati gymnasium premises on Friday.

"The Awami League government struck the treaty but has not executed it in their two tenures," he said.

Not even a single clause of the agreement has been implemented in 29 months of the coalition government, Shantu Larma claimed.

It has been all talks not backed up by work, he said and accused the government of lacking commitment to execute the accord even after 14 years.

He appealed to indigenous groups to sink their differences and be ready to deal with any situation to establish their rights under the leadership of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity, or PCJSS, that he also heads.

PCP president Bablu Chakma presided over the meeting while Communist Party of Bangladesh's acting president Haider Akbar Khan Rono, Gono Forum presidium member Pankaj Bhattacharya, Bangladesh Chhatra Union general secretary SM Shuvo, among others spoke.

courtesy: bdnews24.com

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