PCP celebrates 22nd founding anniversary
Hill students’ organisation Brihattara Parbatya Chattagram Pahari Chhatra Parishad marked its 22nd founding anniversary by bringing out process and holding a rally on Friday.
Sultana Sarwat Ara Zaman, widow of the late sector commander Quazi Nooruzzaman, inaugurated the programme at Aparajeya Bangla in Dhaka University in the morning.
The Ganatantrik Juba Forum vice-president, Shanti Dev Chakma, the United People’s Democratic Front’s central committee member Ujjwal Smriti Chakma, Bangladesh Lekhok Shibir’s general secretary Hasibur Rahman, the Hill Women’s Federation vice-president, Nirupa Chakma, Khashi Students’ Union president Bimal Khashi, among others, addressed the rally.
Speakers at the rally demanded constitutional recognition of all ethnic minorities of the country.
The ethnic minority leaders alleged that the ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalists Party were working as agents of the imperialist America.
They regretted that the government was not sincere about establishing peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and was not removing army camps from the area.
The government was violating human rights by killing people in ‘crossfire,’ they said.
The leaders urged the students to bolster movements against all kinds of violence against ethnic minorities.
After the rally, they brought out a procession.
courtesy: New Age