Oct 07, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Refugees to be Reviewed

Active ImageA review of the refugees from India and internally displaced people will take place by the Chairman of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Refugee Affairs Taskforce.  They will evaluate progress and decide how to offer assistance.



Below is an article published by The Daily Star:


Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Refugee Affairs Taskforce Jatindra Lal Tripura today [5th October] said they will review the list of refugees from India and internally displaced people very soon and take decision to rehabilitate them gradually.

He was talking to reporters at Khagrachhari Circuit House after its first meeting under the Awami League-led government.
"The taskforce members will sit every month to evaluate the progress and decide next initiatives to assist the helpless people," said Tripura.

"The taskforce is doing everything in line with the government's commitment and to implement the CHT Peace Accord fully," he added.

He also said there are 1,47,027 internally displaced families -- 87549 families in Khagrachhari, 51166 in Rangamati and 8312 in Bandarban -- in the existing list that should be reviewed very soon to rehabilitate them.
Besides, the taskforce is also working to rehabilitate some 64678 indigenous people belonging to 12,228 refugee families from India, he said.

Earlier in the day, Jatindra presided the first meeting of the reconstituted taskforce on rehabilitation of CHT refugees at the Khagrachhari Circuit House.