|Published : 13 Oct 2016, 10:37:17 | Updated : 13 Oct 2016, 10:42:04|
Bangalee settlers’ day-long hartal in CHT underway peacefully
The day-long hartal, enforced by five Bangalee settlers organisations demanding revocation of the draft Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission (amended) Act 2016, is underway peacefully in the three hill tracts districts today (Thursday).
On August 1, the cabinet approved the draft of the ‘Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) Act, 2016′ curtailing the discretionary power of the commission’s chairman in decision making, aiming to put an end to land disputes in the CHT.
Five Bangalee settlers’ organisations -- Parbataya Nagarik Parishad, Parbataya Bangali Chhatra Parishad, Parbataya Samaodhikar Andolon, Parbataya Gano Parishad, and Parbataya Bangalee Chhatra Oikyo Parishad --called the shutdown on Wednesday protesting the move.
No vehicle was seen plying the roads in Rangamati while no long-route bus left district town.
A large number of police personnel have been deployed in several points of the districts to fend off any trouble; according to a news agency.