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JPNUK Press Release – joint memorandum by JPNUK and Survival International to PM of Bangladesh and Demonstration in front of Bangladesh High Commission in London 04 July 2017

 

To download:   Joint memorandum by Jumma Peoples Network UK and Survival International to PM Sheikh Hasina Wajed 

Press Release by Jumma Peoples Network, UK

     London, 4 July 2017

Jumma Peoples Network UK (JPNUK) a non-profit, non-aligned human rights organisation based in the UK, in association with Survival International organised a peaceful demonstration outside the Bangladesh High Commission, 28 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5JA on Tuesday 4 July 2017. This event was to highlight the vicious pre-planned arson attacks on three indigenous villages in Langadu, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh on 2 June 2017 where at least 250 houses were burned down by Bengali settlers despite the presence of army and police personnel at the scene. Hundreds of men, women and children had to flee to nearby forests and villages to escape the violence.

Ujjaini Roy from JPNUK, Sophie Grig from Survival International, Chris Chapman from Amnesty International, Right Honourable Ushatan Talukdar, current MP of Rangamati Hill District, Bangladesh, Pushpita Gupta from Campaign for the Protection of Religious Minorities in Bangladesh and Nirmul Committee, Nichola Chakma, a young Jumma activist from the UK, Shaymal Chakma, a research student at SOAS from Mizoram state of India and Rev. Dato Dr. Sumana Siri, from International Buddhist Cultural Organisation UK spoke at the event. Other members of the Jumma community and well-wishers were also present.

At the end of the protest Jumma Peoples Network UK and Survival International submitted a joint memorandum to the Bangladesh High Commission to be delivered to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

Ujjaini Roy from Jumma Peoples Network UK and Sophie Grig from Survival International with the joint memorandum to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Info on Langadu arson attacks:

http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/11704

https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa13/6423/2017/en/

https://www.theapolitical.in/south-asia/achr-approaches-un-against-lt-col-abdul-alim-chowdhury

 

 

 



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