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DHAKA: Prime Minister’s International Affairs adviser Gowher Rizvi remarked that the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord would fully be implemented by this year.
He said this while addressing a seminar at Cirdap auditorium in the city on Tuesday.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) jointly organised the seminar.
“There’s nothing to be frustrated. The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord will be implemented this year,” he said.
The government signed the CHT Peace Accord with Parbatiya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) in 1997.
The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord is a political agreement and peace treaty signed between the Bangladeshi Government and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (United People’s Party of the Chittagong Hill Tracts), the political organisation that controlled the Shanti Bahini militia.
The accord allowed for the recognition of the rights of the peoples and tribes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts region and ended the decades-long insurgency between the Shanti Bahini and government forces.