News No. 29/2017: Thursday, December 07, 2017
THE ARMY on Thursday threatened seven Jumma families to dismantle their homes built on about 25 acres of land in Korollyachari village under Sajek Union in Rangamati district.
The Jummas built the homes after the army had abandoned their camp and withdrawn a few years ago.
According to sources, a group of army personnel led by Md. Seraj from Sudugichara camp under Baghaihat zone went to Korollyachari village on Thursday morning and ordered the Jummas to leave the area.
However, the Jummas said the land the army is claiming now was used as a jum field before the construction of the camp and therefore it belong to them.
‘It is our community-owned land where we practiced jum cultivation and we reclaimed it after the army vacated their camp built illegally,’ Dhigi Kumar Chakma, a member of the seven victim families, told chtnews.com.