Sunday, July 15, 2012

DYF and JSS reach compromise in Chittagong
News No. 52/2012, Sunday, July 15, 2012

A COMPROMISE deal was struck between the Democratic Youth Forum, a front organization of the UPDF, and the Santu Larma faction of the Jana Samhati Samiti in Bandar of Chittagong under the mediation of the local Bengali activists and in the presence of the police.

Under the terms of the agreement, reached on 9 July, both sides agreed to stop attacking each other and let each other carry out organizational activities freely and without hindrance in Bandar area.

The JSS (Santu) side also agreed to withdraw a case filed with the Bandar police station against some DYF members. The case was withdrawn the following day.

On the other hand, the DYF agreed to pay Taka 5,500 to a member of the Santu group as compensation for the injuries he sustained during a fight with DYF activists.

The written part of the deal, a copy of which has been obtained by, does not include all the details of what was agreed.

The agreement was written rather by a raw hand and it looks more like a personal deal between two individuals, with even the date of the signing is missing.

From the DYF side, it was signed by Shibu Chakma, vice president of DYF Bandar Thana unit, while from JSS side by Chiku Chakma, president of its Bandar unit.

On behalf of the mediators, Mohammad Iqbal Hossain and Md. Farooq Hossain put their signature on the deal.

Police Sub-Inspector Farooq was also present at the signing event.

Later, the police formally signed and sealed the deal.

Mikel Chakma, general secretary of the Democratic Youth Forum, hailed the agreement and said they would strictly abide by its terms.

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