On 8th instant when a quick demonstration was organised at Rangamati town to denounce the killing of Abhilash Chakma, it was claimed by Santu Larma JSS that the killing was done by UPDF. But, the next day when a pre-planned demonstration was organised at Rangamati town they entangled Sudirgha Chakma along with UPDF. After noticing Sudirgha’s name in the leaflet we sensed that Larma’s JSS was going to entangle Sudirgha Chakma in the murder case.
Our doubt became true when we came to know that Sudirgha and Jupiter have been sued in the case along with 9 UPDF activists and leaders. Sudirgha Chakma is the Organising Secretary of JSS Rangamati District Committee and Jupiter Chakma who hails from Baghaichari is a leader of JSS Baghaichari Thana Committee are very popular for their activeness for the anti-Santu Larma JSS and their capability. On 20th Sept 2007, when the country was under the state emergency Santu Larma called Sudirgha and Ashin, two young JSS leaders at CHT Regional Council office and wooed them to take his side. Larma spited venom against Rupayan Dewan, Sudhasindhu Khisa, Tatindra Lal Chakma and a few others and said “Who would you like to support? Is it the reactionary force or the progressive force?” Both Sudirgha and Ashin requested Larma to settle the matter through discussion. Larma was adamant and did not agree to sit for discussion. Since then Larma have been seriously furious against Sudirgha.
Because of Larma’s sheer arrogance and flytism he has doomed his own leadership and has taken his popularity below the bottom-line. His CHT Regional Council office looks like a death-valley as nobody goes there. Some people are seen only when he receives some food grain and cash allotment from the CHT Affairs ministry for public. His circle has taken a very small shape as he and his followers cannot go beyond Rangamati town. They can go to Dhaka and Bandarban only. The extent of his unpopularity is being given below.
The inauguration of the conference (which is known to others as council) of Kaptai Thana JSS committee was scheduled to organise on 29th of August through a public meeting of about 2-3 thousand people, keeping Larma there. They postponed it when they feared poor turn out which would seriously affect Larma’s image. Again 18 September was named to organise it and the idea of gathering public was abandoned. Still, they could not organise it because of cool response from the youths and the activists. Finally, on 4th instant it was held at Bangalhalia under Narangiri Union of Kaptai Upazila. They arranged lunch for 200 persons but the turn out was 96. Ushatan Talukdar, Vice President of the Larma’s JSS was there as central representative. A 19-member committee was formed. Not a single JSS member or any supporter came to receive Larma at Karnaphuli ferry ghat when he was proceeding to Bandarban on 3rd instant and on 6th instant when he was on his way back home, despite their utmost initiative.
We censure Mr. Larma’s JSS for entangling Sudirgha and Jupiter in the Abhilash murder case. We’ve no language to express detest for their immoral act. They have been engaged in revengeful acts by confiscating properties of their political rivals. They have confiscated 17 acre orchard of Anshuman in Balukhali, 2 acres orchard of late Chandra Sekhar Chakma at Langadu and 1 acre banana garden of Raktim Babu at Langadu and have also been trying to threat the public so that they don't go to work at Rupayan Dewan’s 5 acre orchard in Belaichari Upazila. We call upon Mr. Santu Lama’s JSS to give up their “Bol Proyeger Rajniti” (Politics of violence) and help develop the CHT situation.