Sunday, January 20, 2019 | ePaper

Factional clashes leave 300 villagers homeless in Khagrachhari

  • Print
UNB, Khagrachhari :
More than 300 people from at least 25 villages in the hilly district have become homeless following factional clashes between two hill tracts-based political parties over establishing supremacy in the area on Friday.
Since long, a dispute between United People's Democratic Front (UPDF), the Chittagong hill tracts-based political party, and its rival group Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS-MN Larma) has been continuing in the hill tracts.
Among the effected people, around 45 families have passing miserable life at a temporary shelter at Mubachhari Khularam Paka High School in the upazila headquarters.
They are leading inhuman life and even the study of the effected children has been suspended since the clashes, according to the effected people.
Mahalchhari upazila administrations in association with the local representatives on Friday distributed relief materials including mosquito nets and food among the homeless people.
Talking to UNB, victims said more than 300 people of 45 families from Mahalchhari, Guimara, Matiranga upazilas under Khagrachhari and Naniarchar upazila under Rangamati have become homeless following vandalism, arson attack and counter attack between two rival groups. Their houses were torched and vandalized recently.
Mahalchhari upazila parishad Chairman Bimal Kanti Chakma said they are unable to save the villagers from the atrocity of the rivals.
"We demand the government should take immediate measures to save the villagers," he added.
While contacted, Mahalchhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tamanna Nasrin Urmi said necessary steps were taken to ease the situation in the hill tracts.

More News For this Category

Prof KM Golam Mohiuddin, Vice-Chancellor of International Islamic University Chattogram (IIUC) speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of IIUC School and College at Kumira in Chattogram on Wednesday.

Prof KM Golam Mohiuddin, Vice-Chancellor of International Islamic University Chattogram (IIUC) speaking as Chief Guest at the inaugural ceremony of IIUC School and College at Kumira in Chattogram on Wednesday.

.

Chattogram City Jubo Dal arranged a Doa Mahfil on the occasion of the 83rd Birthday of former president Ziaur Rahman yesterday.

Chattogram City Jubo Dal arranged a Doa Mahfil on the occasion of the 83rd Birthday of former president Ziaur Rahman yesterday.

.

CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin addressing the preparation meeting of the 3rd Sufi Festival Udjapon Committee  as Chief Guest recently.

CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin addressing the preparation meeting of the 3rd Sufi Festival Udjapon Committee as Chief Guest recently.

.

CMP imposes fresh restriction on movement of heavy vehicles

A Correspondent :Traffic Department of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) imposed a fresh restriction on movement of heavy vehicles on certain roads in the port city from 8am to 8pm

Govt urged to commission division Hajj Office at Pahartali

Chattogram Bureau :Hajj Jatri Kalyan Parishad, Chattogram has demanded to the newly assigned Govt led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  for commissioning the abandoned Pahartali Hajj  Camp as Divisional

Upazila election in 5 phases in next March

Chattogram Bureau :The upazila  election in 14 upazilas of Chattogram district is going to be held in March next  through five phases . Out of 15  upazilas of the

Two colleges to have 10-storey buildings

BSS, Chattogram :Each of Chattogram Govt College and Govt City College here will have a 10-storey academic building for the first time.Sources with the Education Engineering Department (EED) said

Woman found dead at home

A Correspondent :A woman was found dead at her residence in Chattogram's Patiya upazila on Friday  morning.The deceased is Pritilata Mallick, 21, of Karankhine village, said police.She was declared

Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar and CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin visiting construction work of High Teah Park on Friday.

Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar and CCC Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin visiting construction work of High Teah Park on Friday.

.

Murtoza obtains PHD

Chattogram Bureau :Murtoza Ahmed has  obtained PHD Degree under the direct supervision of Senior Professor Dr Mohammed Abu Taher,  Department of Management , University of Chittagong. 519 Syndicate  meeting