RU ethnic minority students protest death of fellow

RU ethnic minority students protest death of fellow

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Rajshahi – The indigenous students of Rajshahi University on Wednesday formed a human chain at the university campus protesting the death of their fellow, Romel Chakma and demanded justice into the killing.They also demanded immediate judicial inquiry into the killing, compensation for the victim’s family, and withdrawal of all army camps from the hill districts to ensure peace in the area.
Over hundred indigenous students of the university under the banner of “Jummu Students” formed the human chain at the Tukitaki Chattar at 11am to press home their demands.
Addressing the human chain, speakers said, though the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace accord was signed in 1997 to protect the rights of people in the mountainous areas, the regulations of the treaty is yet to be implemented. They urged to the government to implement the treaty immediately.
They said that the body of Romel was cremated after snatching it from his family members through which the state forces committed crimes against humanity.
They demanded judicial investment into all of the killings including Romel Chakma and exemplary punishment of those who were involved in these killings.
Among others, RU folklore department assistant professor Amirul Islam, president of Adibasi Chhatra Parishad Bivuti Bhuson Mahato, president of RU unit Chhatra Union Shakil Hossain, president of Chhatra Front Liton Das and president of Pahari Chhatra Parishad Dipen Chakma spoke at the programme. – RU Correspondent

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