Tension in CHT over land disputes
|On 27th February; Democratic Youth Front, Hill Student Federation and Hill Women's Federation brought out a protest rally in Khagrachari, in protest of illegal & unilateral decision of land hearing.|
|On 28th February; elected indigenous Jumma representatives of Khagrachari, arranged a human chain in protest of the decision of land hearing.|
The PCJSS also described the CHTLDC decision to hold hearings as a violation of the decision of the CHT accord implementation committee, which declared on December 26 last year that hearings on pending cases would not be held until the CHTLDC Act, 2001 was amended.
A large number of cases, both from the indigenous and Bengali communities, have been filed with the CHTLDC till date, the commission sources said.
“Traditional land rights and customary law of the indigenous people will be followed to settle the disputes. I would also urge the government and local political parties for greater cooperation to resolve the decades-old land disputes plaguing the region,” CHTLDC chairman Justice Chowdhury added.