Rbd Report :
The day-long shutdown enforced by Bangalee settlers demanding revocation of the draft Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission (amended) Act 2016, is underway peacefully in three hill tracts districts on Thursday.
Five Bangalee settlers’ organizations, 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.
Earlier 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.
A large number of law enforcers have been deployed in several points of the districts to avert any unwanted situation.