CHT Peace Accord: 23rd anniversary being observed
Published : Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 at 12:49 PM Count : 220
The 23rd anniversary of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord is being observed on Wednesday.
Different organisations in the three hill districts have undertaken programmes to observe the day in compliance with health guidelines set by the government, reports UNB.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have already issued separate messages, marking the completion of 23 years of the treaty.
On December 2, 1997, Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) signed the peace deal with the then Awami League government, led by Sheikh Hasina, ending more than two decades of tribal insurgency and bloodletting in the country's three hill districts.
Then Jatiya Sangsad Chief Whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah signed the agreement on behalf of the government while Joritindra Bodhipriyo Larma (Santu Larma) on behalf of PCJSS.