Friday, January 27, 2012
4th meeting of the CHT Accord Implementation Committee held in Dhaka
On 22 January 2012 4th meeting of the Committee was held at the office of Deputy Leader at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka with its convenor Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury in the chair. Other two members of the Committee president of PCJSS Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma and chairman of the Task Force on Rehabilitation of returnee refugees and IDPs Jatindra Lal Tripura MP attended the meeting. Besides, Gowher Rizvi, advisor on international affairs to the Prime Minister was also present in this meeting.
Among others, it was decided to amend the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission Act 2001 as per recommendations of CHT Regional Council and CHT Affairs Ministry in the next winter session of the Parliament. Besides, the implementation of other issues of the Accord was also discussed in this meeting.
It is mentionable that this year earmarks the passing of 14 years since the signing of the CHT Accord. Meanwhile, the present Grand Alliance Government led by Awami League that signed the Accord has already consumed almost 3 years of its tenure. But as of today, except reconstitution of some committees and appointment to the some posts, the government has not stepped up any measure that is effective towards implementation of the Accord. Despite its prioritized commitment in the Election Manifesto and continued strong demand of the Jumma peoples and the civic society of the country, the government has not come up with a time-framed ‘Road Map’ directing to implementation of the CHT Accord, 1997.
Very recently government started up dialogue with the PCJSS for ways forward of implementation of CHT Accord. Earlier, two meetings were held recently between Mr. Larma, president of PCJSS and chairman of CHT Regional Council and Mr. Rizvi, advisor on international affairs to the Prime Minister. Lastly on 16 January 2012 meeting between Mr. Larma and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was held.
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