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CHT peace accord: a dead letter?

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 perfected it into ... Read More »

Demands of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF)   Main demands Grant FULL AUTONOMY by transferring all the subjects of state administration except foreign policy, currency, national defence and heavy industry to a regional body to be elected by direct franchise by the permanent residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Accord constitutional recognition to the ethnic nationalities such as Chakma, Marma, Tripura, ... Read More »

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