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Implementation of CHT Accord is a must for solution of the CHT problem Ensure right to self-determination of indigenous Jumma peoples in the CHT Constitutional recognition is a longstanding demand of the indigenous peoples of Bangladesh


The CHT is a history of different nationalities. I cannot think, how that history has not been enshrined in our constitution. A constitution is a system which directs the way to advance a backward and oppressed nation, in equal pace of an advanced nation. But we do not find of that way in this draft constitution.
- M N Larma
(Extract from the speech delivered in the Constituent Assembly during adoption of the constitution of Bangladesh in 1972)



Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) is the only political organization of the eleven multilingual indigenous Jumma people of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), southeastern part of Bangladesh. It is established on 15th February 1972 with its humanitarian ideology that based on the principles of the Nationalism, Democracy, Secularism, Equality and Social Justice. The founder of the PCJSS was the forerunner of the renaissance of the Jumma people, the member of the Gona Parishad (Constituent Assembly) and the Parliament Mr. Manabendra Narayan Larma.[See more]


A Jumma woman killed brutally in Kamalchari of Khagrachar
On 1 October 2011 a Jumma woman named Mrs. Protima Chakma (32) w/o Mr. Priti Bikash Chakma of village- Kamalchari of Kamalchari union under Khagrachari sadar upazila of Khagrachari hill district was brutally killed by unknown miscreant. Her body mutilated in neck and fastened two legs was found at a narrow stream adjacent to Ghat Ghar of Kamalchari Mukh about half a kilometer away from their house at about 8:00 pm. It is believed that victim Protima Chakma was killed after rape by Bengali settler.[More]

Indigenous village head tortured by BGB in Bandarban
On 18 September 2011 two Karbaries (village head) of Baro Modak area of Remacri union under Thanchi upazila in Bandarban hill district were inhumanly tortured and three others were harassed by Baro Modak BGB camp commander Captain Rashed. Baro Modak BGB camp is one of the camps controlled by 10 Battalion Boli Para BGB zone. It is learnt that on that day camp commander captain Rashed called a public meeting with the Karbaries of nearby villages at the camp. Almost all the Karbaries of 25 villages of Remacri union attended the meeting.[More]

Conference of Pahari Shramik Kalyan Forum held in Chittagong
On 23 September 2011 a conference of Pahari Shramik Kalyan Forum (PSKF) (Hill Labourers Welfare Forum) was held at Reshmi Community Centre of Barrister College Road in Chittagong with a slogan to strengthen movement for establishment of labourers’ rights for indigenous Jumma labourers. Mr. Bakul Chakma, president of PSKF, presided over the conference while Mr. Ushatan Talukdar, vice president of PCJSS was present as chief guest. Around 500 indigenous labourers working at EPZ and other private factories in Chittagong attended the conference.[More]

UPDF killing one after another
On 14 August 2011 around 8.00 pm armed terrorists of UPDF shot dead a newly elected member of Jurachari union named Mr. Gopal Chakma (34) s/o Ruhini Chandra Chakma while he was taking rest at his home at Kusumchari village in Jurachari upazila under Rangamati district.[More]

Meeting on Amendment of CHTLDRC Act held at Land Ministry
On 11 August 2011 a meeting on amendment of CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission (CHTLDR) Act 2001 was held at Land Ministry of Bangladesh Secretariat in Dhaka with Land Minister Mr. Rezaul Karim Hira in the chair.[More]

PCJSS rejects 15th Amendment of Constitution and terming of IPs as ‘Bengali’ PCJSS protested against terming indigenous peoples as ‘Bengali’ and non-recognition of indigenous peoples and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord of 1997 in the Constitution. PCJSS rejected the Fifteen Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2011 and asked the government for its revision.[More]

PCJSS, PCP and HWF demand trial of all murder and rape incidents in the CHT
At the protest rally organised separately in Rangamati, Bandarban and Dhaka on 31 July 2011, leaders of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS), Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) and Hill Women's Federation (HWF) warned of tough movement if the government fails to ensure punishment to the killers of three indigenous men in Lama upazila under Bandarban district.
It is mentionable that on 30 July 2011 at around 12 noon three indigenous Marma villagers were killed by a Bengali settler[More]

PCJSS demands constitutional recognition of fundamental rights of IPs
PCJSS demanded constitutional recognition of fundamental rights of indigenous peoples and cancellation of some recommendations made by Special Parliamentary Committee on Constitution Amendment (SPCCA) terming those contradictory to the fundamental principles of state policy of the constitution made in 1972.On behalf of PCJSS, its president Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma (Santu Larma) declared party’s stance on recommendations of SPAAC on constitution amendment and recognition of indigenous peoples at a press conference at Sundarban Hotel in Dhaka on 23 June 2011. Information and Publicity Secretary of PCJSS Mr. Mangal Kumar Chakma and Organisiing Secretary[More]

Indigenous peoples demand to stop land acquisition for setting up military garrison
The indigenous peoples of Ruma upaziila (sub-district) of Bandarban hill district led by Land Rights Protection Committee demanded to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to bring to a halt the land grabbing in the name of military formations. The demand took place in a public gathering held in front of Bandarban Press Club on after a long march of 37 km from Ruma to Bandarban town. More than 700 demonstrators took part in the long march and the public gathering.[More]

Land grabbing, rape and religious persecution in CHT continue
Human rights violation including land grabbing, raping of indigenous women and religious persecution continue in CHT unabated. For instances-[More]

Writ petition for land survey
In February 2011, Md. Jahangir Kamal and others filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking a direction upon the Respondents “to show cause as to why a direction should not be given upon the respondents to perform the land survey in CHT area according to the decision/resolution dated 03.08.2009 and 07.09.2009 of the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission.”[More]

Khaleda's remarks on Santu Larma sparks protest
On 21 March 2011 Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sahhati Samiti (PCJSS) organised protest meeting in three hill districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) protesting the remarks made by opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia about Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma alias Santu Larma and CHT Accord.[More]

Bengali settlers tried to occupy fringe land belonging to Jummas in Naniarchar
On 3 March 2011 Bengali settlers tried again to occupy fringe land belonging to Jumma people in Naniarchar upazila under Rangamati district. It is learnt that on that day in the morning hundreds of Bengali settlers gathered at Gobindabil area under Maischari mouza in Naniarchar to occupy fringe land while Jumma peasants were sowing. It is alleged that Bengali settlers were accompanied by a group of army led by Subedar Sayeed from Naniarchar army zone (24 Bir Bengal) at that time.[More]

Demonstration by PCP across the Country
A demonstration was held across the country protesting the gang rape and killing of Naobai Marma (28), wife of Suisapru Marma, from Mohamunipara village under the Manikchhari upazila of Khagrachhari District. In Rangamati, this protesting demonstration was held in front of the DC Office, Rangamati organized by Hill Students ’ Council (PCP), Rangamati district branch and Hill Women’s Federation (HWF), Rangamati district branch where Mr. Fodangtang Randal, President of PCP,[More]

Report on Meeting of Task Force
On 26 January 2011 3rd meeting of Task Force on Rehabilitation of Returnee Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) was held in Chittagong circuit house. The meeting was started at 11.00 am and ended at 02.30 pm. Presided by Chairman of Task Force Mr. Jatindra Lal Tripura, following members of the Task Force attended the meeting-[More]

A Jubo Samity (Youth Association) leader killed by UPDF terrorists in Barkal
On 18 January 2011, at around 10:45 pm General Secretary of Juba Samiti (Youth Association, an youth wing of PCJSS) of Barkal upazila Mr. Bikram Chakma alias Bakro (36) s/o Niranjoy Chakma of village- Ludibash Chara of 4 Bhushan Chara union under Barkal upazila of Rangamati hill district was shot by a group of UPDF terrorists.[More]

Four PCJSS supporters killed and one abducted by UPDF armed terrorists in Rangamati
On 21 January 2011 four innocent supporters of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) were killed and one kidnapped by UPDF in two different incidents in Jurachari and Kaptai sub-districts of Rangamati.
It was learnt that at around 3:00 a.m. a group of armed cadres of UPDF led by Tapan Jyoti Chakma alias Barma encircled the house of Arun Chakma, UP member, Moidung Union[More]

Report on demanding to amend CHT LC Act
PCJSS organised public meeting, procession and submission of memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding amendment of CHT Land Dispute Commission Act 2001 as per CHT Accord and recommendation of CHT Regional Council during the ongoing winter session of Jatiya Sangsad (national parliament) and appointment of a competent person to the post of Chairmanship of Land Commission removing present Chairman retired justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury.[More]

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