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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call for amendment to CHT Land Commission Act

Courtesy: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Jan 26, 2011, Metropolis
Web: http://www.daily-sun.com/?view=details&type=daily_sun_news&pub_no=109&cat_id=1&menu_id=10&news_type_id=1&index=17


Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti takes out a procession from Paltan area in the city on Tuesday demanding an amendment to the CHT Land Commission Act-2001. SUN photo

Call for amendment to CHT Land Commission Act→ Staff Correspondent

Speakers at a discussion demanded immediate amendment to the CHT Land Commission Act-2001.

They also demanded removal of Justice Khademul Islam, chairman of CHT Land Commission.

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) organised the discussion in Muktangan in the city on Tuesday.

Lawmaker Fazle Hossain Badshah alleged that the commission chairman is violating the CHT peace accord by conducting land survey before solving dispute over land.

The 23 contradictory articles of Land Commission Act-2001 should be amended, he said.

It is frustrating that the implementation of the peace accord is being delayed, said Badshah, also a politburo member of Workers Party of Bangladesh.

He urged the government to amend the CHT Land Commission Act-2001 in the ongoing parliamentary session.

Pankaj Bhattacharya, presidium member of Gono Forum, said the Land Commission should work in line with the CHT peace accord.

Sanjib Drong, general secretary of Bangladesh Indigenous People’s Forum, said full implementation of the peace accord only exists in electoral pledge.

Shaktipad Tripura chaired the discussion. Anisur Rahman Mallik, Batayan Chakma, Bulbul Chakma and Robindranath Saren also spoke.

Later, PCJSS brought out a procession

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