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In Brief: Bangladeshi monks call for demilitarization of CHT | IRIN Asia

The Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum has called for the demilitarization of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in a statement addressed to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Bangkok.

“We are asking for the withdrawal of the 365 military camps, as promised in the 1997 Peace Accord, to end the human rights violations against the indigenous people,” Dipayan Chakma, president of the Jumma Buddhists Forum, who presented the letter to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on 12 May, told IRIN.

Read more here: IRIN Asia | In Brief: Bangladeshi monks call for demilitarization of CHT | Bangladesh | Human Rights | Refugees/IDPs.

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