Govt to be liable for instability in CHT
Since the government ignored demands to refrain from opening Rangamati Science and Technology University before the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord's complete implementation, it will be held responsible for any untoward incident and instability in the region.
Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), an organisation of indigenous students, stated this through a statement issued yesterday.
They said the government published an advertisement on January 15 regarding admission from the current session although the university had no campus or building.
The government is yet to ensure the rights of indigenous people living in the CHT and effectively implement the peace accord which was signed in 1997, it said.
Although an untoward situation arose following the opening of a medical college in Rangamati this year, the government intends to open the university despite protests of indigenous leaders and PCP, it read.
So it was clear that the government was doing so not to expand the opportunity of higher education but as part of a “conspiracy” against the indigenous people in the name of development, they said.
The PCP also urged students and parents not to be a part of the “conspiracy” by seeking admission at the university.