Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) has threatened to start a non-cooperation movement from May 1 next year if the government fails to implement the CHT Peace Accord within April 30.
PCJSS president Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, better known as Santu Larma, came up with the forewarning at a press conference held at a city hotel on Saturday marking the 17th anniversary of the CHT peace accord.
“We will stage both violent and peaceful demonstrations during the non-cooperative movement. It depends on time and situation” said the PCJSS leader giving the ultimatum.
Santu Larma went on, "17th-year have passed after signing of the deal. The Awami League government and PCJSS signed the peace treaty on December 2, 1997. Our aspiration was that both hilly people and Bangalees would be able to form an institutional system on their own for changing their lots. But, the problems have yet been solved politically and peacefully."
He alleged that instead of implementing the fundamental issues of the accord, the government is carrying on propaganda through disseminating false, confusing and imaginary information in this regard.
"CHT issue is a national and political problem. In fact, the peace agreement had been signed considering overall interest. So, it's the government's responsibility to implement it," Santu Larma said.
Calling upon the government to take effective initiatives to implement the agreement, he warned, "Otherwise, the government will be responsible for any untoward incident in the Chittagong Hill tracts if happens."