Monday, August 11, 2014

Jumma youth arrested by army in Guimara
News No. 65/2014, Wednesday, August 11,­ 2014

A JUMMA youth was arrested by army on Monday from Jaliapara while he was on his way back home from Guimara bazar.

The arrested has been identified as Kongra Marma, 18, a resident of Pilabhanga village under Patachara Union.

His father, Kyojori Marma, said no reason was given for the arrest.

He said Kongra was arrested at 3pm from a shop at Jaliapara while he was returning from Guimara bazaar.

The army handed him over to Guimara police station. However, it has not been immediately known what charges were brought against him.

His arrest comes barely two days after the arrest and death of Duronto Chakma alias Duran, 52, a member of the M. N. Larma faction of the JSS, in army custody in Matiranga.

He was also a member of the now-defunct Shanti Bahini guerrilla group and laid down arms following the signing of the CHT Accord in 1997.

The extra-judicial killing of Duran raised concern among the Jumma activists as well as human rights organizations of the country.

The Ain-o-Salish Kendra, a prominent HR organization, has expressed serious concern about his death in army custody and demanded appropriate actions against those responsible through a fair inquiry.

The latest arrest also comes four days after the arrest and torture of Real Tripura, a leader of the Hill Students Council, at the hands of the army in Guimara.

He was eventually released on 9 August after PCP (Bengali acronym for Hill Students Council) called for a blockade of roads in the area.


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