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CHT peace accord: a dead letter?

chtntews.com Courtesy: Newage The accord of 1997 may have ended the war between the Bangladesh army and the now-defunct Shanti Bahini guerrillas but that does not necessarily mean that peace has descended on the hills, writes Aongay Marma The one thing that the ruling Awami League-led government is good at is making and breaking promises. Over the years, it has ... Read More »

Our own Palestine

One striking difference between the Palestinians and the Jummas is that while the former have the eyes of the whole world on them, the latter fails to even draw national media attention. That is one of the reasons why Palestine, with a land area smaller than that of the CHT, enjoys a groundswell of support worldwide for its just cause, ... Read More »

Empty assurances unlikely to allay CHT people’s fear

chtnews.com Friday, May 30, 2014 Courtesy: Newage THE assurance of the prime minister’s international affairs adviser on Tuesday that the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord would be implemented before the end of the current year sounds empty, to say the least. According to a report published in New Age on Wednesday, the adviser, who has been assigned by the prime ... Read More »

Primary schools in CHT: must be nationalised

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The nationalisation of 228 non-government primary schools in the Chittagong Hill Tracts being uncertain because of land registration process appears to be another pointer to the ruling quarters’ apparent indifference towards national minority groups living in the hill districts. According to a report New Age published on Saturday, for the third phase of nationalisation, schools need to have 30 decimals ... Read More »

CHT commission condemns rape, killing of Chakma woman

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The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission on Tuesday condemned the killing of an indigenous woman in Khagrachari and called on the government to bring the perpetrators to book. Expressing grave concern over continued impunity in cases of violence against ethnic minority women in the hill districts, the commission called on the government to undertake immediate and effective measures to stop such ... Read More »

Murder of woman sparks protest in Khagrachhari

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Khagrachhari: The rape and murder of a Chakma woman at Kamalchhari village in Sadar upazila sparked protests in Khagrachhari district yesterday. Leaders of Hill Women’s Federation, the front organization of United Peoples Democratic Front and hundreds of local people at a protest rally in the district town demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the criminals. The victim, identified as ... Read More »