Demobilization: Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord (CHT)

D) REHABILITATION, GENERAL AMNESTY AND OTHER MATTERS

12. The Jana Samhati Samiti shall submit to the govt the lists of its all members including the armed ones and the arms and ammunition under its possession and control within 45 days of signing this agreement.

13. The government and the Jana Samhati Samiti jointly shall determine the date and place for depositing arms within the 45 days of signing this agreement. After determination of date and place for depositing arms by the members included in the list of the Jana Samhati Samiti the govt shall ensure security for return of JSS members and their family members to normal life.

17. After signing the agreement between the government and the Jana Samhati Samiti and immediately after the return of the JSS members to normal life all the temporary camps of military, Ansar and Village Defence Party shall be taken back to permanent installations except the Border Security Force (BDR) and permanent cantonments (3 at the 3 District Hqs. and Alikadam, Ruma and Dighinala) by phases and with this in view, time limit shall be determined. In case of deterioration of law and order situation, natural calamity and such other works the army can be deployed under the civil administration like all other parts in the country as per necessary laws and rules. In this case, Regional Council may, according to necessity or time, request the proper authority for the purpose of getting assistance.

Implementation History

1998

Full Implementation

 All JSS troops were registered within the deadline, turned in their arms, and received their reintegration payment in 1998.1 Chowdhury also reported that all JSS men surrendered their arms within the deadline and no legal action was taken against them.2

  • 1. “Report on the Implementation of the CHT Accord,” PCJSS, 2011. 
  • 2. Bushra Hasina Chowdhury, "Building Lasting Peace: Issues of the implementation of the CHT Accord," ACDIS (Occasional Paper, 2002), 24.
1999

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2000

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2001

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2002

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2003

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2004

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2005

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2006

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2007

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.