Hill Voice, 10 March 2023, Rajshahi: Central President of Parbatya Chattagram Pahari Chatra Parishad (PCP) Suman Marma said at the 23rd Annual Branch Conference and Council of PCP Rajshahi Metropolitan Branch in Rajshahi that PCP is ready to take any step in any struggle under the leadership of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) for the implementation of the CHT Accord in coming days. He immediately urged the government to fully implement the CHT Accord.
This conference and council of Rajshahi Metropolitan Branch of PCP was held on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Rajshahi University’s Deans Complex Auditorium, putting the demand and call for ‘introducing 5% indigenous quota in all higher education institutions of the country and students and youth society to join the greater movement for the proper and full implementation of the CHT Accord’.
Suman Marma, president of the PCP, spoke as the chief guest at the conference and discussion meeting held presided over by Jinich Chakma, General Secretary of PCP Rajshahi Metropolitan Branch. Central President of Adivasi Chatra Parishad Nukul Pahan, Education Literature and Research Affairs Secretary of Rajshahi University Sangsad of Bangladesh Students Union Zahid Hasan spoke as special guests. PCP’s Rajshahi Metropolitan Branch Education, Literary and Culture Affairs Secretary Bijay Chakma presided over the conference while Gentle Chakma, Finance Secretary of Rajshahi Metropolitan Branch of PCP delivered the welcome address in the conference.
In the speech of the chief guest, Suman Marma said that students who come from the hills to get higher education in different universities of the country should not only be immersed in textbooks but should raise their voice about the oppression and persecution committed by the ruling classes in all parts of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). He said, the politics of division in the hills today was not created in a day. In order to undermine the movement for the implementation of the CHT Accord, the ruling class has over time created several underground armed groups in the hills who have always been playing divisive politics in the hills.
Central President of Adivasi Chatra Parishad Nukul Pahan said in his speech that the Jumma people of the hills have been involved in the struggle for a long time to get their rights. In his speech, he called upon the common Jumma students of the hills to unite and play a proper role in the implementation of the CHT Accord without falling into the trap of the division in the hills.
Bangladesh Students Union’s Rajshahi University Parliament Education and Research Affairs Secretary Zahid Hasan said, PCP has been struggling for many years for the people of hills and plains who are oppressed, suppressed, exploited and deprived in the hills. He expressed hope that Bangladesh Students Union will always stand with PCP.
PCP Central Committee Vice President Thowaikyajai Chak conducted the oath to the 23-member newly formed committee in the council.