Bangladesh: Huge Land Grabbing By Outsiders In Bandarban Evicting Indigenous Villagers And Permanent Bengali Residents.
Hundreds acres of lands have been occupied by outsiders in several upazilas under Bandarban district. The land grabbers occupied these lands by threatening to local Jumma and Bengali residents. The land occupiers uprooted hundreds of families of indigenous villagers and permanent Bengali residents.
Public representatives raised this allegation at law and order meeting held on 10 June 2012 at conference hall of deputy commissioner’s office in Bandarban district. Presided over by deputy commissioner of Bandarban district Tarikul Islam, the meeting was attended by chairman of CHT Development Board Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing MP as chief guest. Among others, Superintendent of Police of Bandarban district Kamrul Ahsan, additional district magistrate Ishrat Jaman, member of Bandarban Hill District Council Kazi Majibur Rahman, chairmen and upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) of different upazilas in Bandarban district and representatives of army and Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were present in this meeting.