News No. 27/2014, Friday, June 13, 2014
THE BGB has shut down Baghaichari Primary School No. 2 in Jatna Mohan Karbari Para, after it forcibly occupied lands of the Jumma villagers on 14 May, while villagers are being denied access to their homes.
The closure of the school, previously named Quid-e-Azam Government Primary School in the days of Pakistan, has affected about 300 students, with no classes being held.
Meanwhile, 10 of the 18 injured Jumma villagers, who are mostly women, were released from Dighinala Health Complex on Thursday after medical treatment.
But they have been denied access to their homes by BGB which has erected barbed wire fence around the land they occupied for its 51th battalion headquarters.
Even the Jummas whose lands have not been “acquired” are being denied access to their homes which have been included within the boundary.
After being denied access to their homes, a total of 14 Jumma families including those released from Dighinala Health Complex have now taken shelter in Babuchara High School.
In the meantime, the BGB has filed a criminal case against 250 Jumma villagers including Babuchara Union Council chairman, Sugata Priya Chakma, ex-chairman of the same Council, Paritosh Chakma and Headman of Dighinala Mouza No. 51, Prantor Chakma.