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Friday, September 28, 2012

Dhaka Jumma associations denounce Rangamati attack


Today at around 9.30 AM the CHT Jummas who are based in Dhaka denounced the Rangamati attack on the Jummas perpetrated by Bengali Muslim settlers on last 22nd September. A few hundred Jumma men and women gathered in front of the National Museum at Shahbag, Dhaka. Three Jumma organisations- Parbatya Chattagram Samiti (CHT Association), Kajalong Welfare Society and Adivasi Prakowshali Samiti (Indigenous Engineers' Association) jointly organised this human chain.  

Sayed Abul Makshud, eminent columnist, researcher and a social voice maker declares his solidarity with the organisers and he is seen to deliver his speech in the above picture.  Retired former chief engineer, Road & Highways, Tarun Tapan Dewan and retired former textile engineer Sailaja Chakma Tapan are seen behind Abul Mokshud. 
A little girl displays a poster which calls for unity and solidarity in the CHT.This is a common voice of the Jumma people.
A portion of the human chain. 

Follow up:
29 Sept, 2012: "Judicial probe of Rangamati violence demanded",New Age, Dhaka, National,29 Sept 2012. http://www.newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2012-09-29&nid=25354

The below news carries the above B&W photograph in their print edition.
 
"Hill peoples’ organisation Parbatya Chattagram Samiti, Dhaka, Adivasi Prakaushali Samiti and Kasalang Welfare Society, meanwhile, formed a human chain in front of the National Museum and demanded a judicial inquiry of the attack in Rangamati.

The organisations also demanded compensation for the victims, an end to oppression on the hill people and trial of perpetrators of all sectarian attacks on the hill people till date.

Shailaj Bikash Chakma, Rajesh Chakma, Pulak Jiban Khisha, Tarun Tapan Dewan, Tapu Tripura, Ripruchai Marma and Dipankar Tripura spoke at the programme.

Columnist Syed Abul Maksud, Jatiya Mukti Council secretary Faizul Hakim, green activists Mihir Bishwas and Saidur Rahman also extended solidarity with the demands."

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