Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amendment of CHT Accord and Deployment of Army for Protection of Forest Reso
In a meeting held on 16 October 2004 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment & Forest Ministry decided to amend the CHT Accord of 1997 for the protection of forest resources of the CHT
In a meeting held on 16 October 2004 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment & Forest Ministry decided to amend the CHT Accord of 1997 for the protection of forest resources of the CHT, increase Army camps to allow deployment of Army personnel including 9 other decisions or recommendations. PCJSS released a press statement 19 October 2004 on the decisions of this committee to amend the CHT Accord, decision for Army deployment and holding the Shanti Bahini responsible for illegal logging. In the press release, PCJSS reiterated that after the deposition of arms and ammunition to the government in accordance with the CHT Accord Shanti Bahini was fully abolished. So, the report of the existence or involvement of Shanti Bahini with timber tracking was politically motivated and imaginative.
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent and democratic membership organisation. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to promote their right to self-determination.