Vested quarters plotting against Bangalis, alleges Somo Odhikar | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 25, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 25, 2008

Vested quarters plotting against Bangalis, alleges Somo Odhikar

Somo Odhikar Andolan (SOA), a platform for Bangali settlers, at a press conference at Rangamati Reporters' Unity office yesterday demanded immediate stoppage of alleged harassment and conspiracies against them in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).
Its leaders alleged that a vested quarter is hatching a conspiracy against Bengali people living here through destructive activities. As part of the conspiracy, they are destroying orchards in different parts of CHT.
They cited the example of three pineapple orchards destroyed by them at Chouddhamile in Burighat union in Naniachar upazila. Moreover, killing, extortion and abduction are regular features in the region, they alleged.
Among others, Somo Odhikar district unit secretary Jahangir Kamal, organizing secretary Md Yunus, Parbottya Bangali Chhatra Parishad secretary Md Solaiman, Shahid Chowdhury and Piyar Ahmed Khan spoke at the press conference.

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