Fresh attempt to set up a BGB camp in Jumma village in Baghaichari, movement forbidden

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Hill Voice, 15 January 2024, Rangamati: Setting up of a new camp has been reportedly initiated today by a group of BGB in Bhijakijing area adjacent to Majipara road under Sarboatuli Union in Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati District.

The land is said to be the mouza land commonly owned by the villagers.

According to local sources, setting up of this new BGB camp was initiated by a group of BGB personnel led by Captain Iqbal of Kojoichari BGB camp under the Marishya BGB zone.

Without informing the villagers, BGB personnel started clearing the jungle and gathered camp construction materials at the site.

Before leaving the spot, the BGB issued prohibition for movement placing a signboard there.

On the signboard they issued an instruction saying ‘BGB temporary camp reserved area (all types of construction, excavation, encroachment and movement prohibited)’.

A number of residents who did not want to be named said, in the name of setting up camps, the army and BGB recurrently occupy individual and social common lands of Jumma people.