Disarmament: 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.

15. If anyone fails to deposit arms on the scheduled date the govt shall take lawful measures against him.

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 Around 1,947 Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (English: United People's Party of the Chittagong Hill Tracts), or PCJSS, fighters handed over their arms to representatives of the Government of Bangladesh on four separate occasions.2 Chowdhury also reported that all JSS men surrendered their arms within the deadline, and therefore no legal action was taken against them.3

  • 1. “Report on the Status of Implementation of the CHT Accord,” PCJSS, 2011. 
  • 2. Eleanor P. Dictaan-Bang-oa, “In Search of Peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh,” in Beyond the Silencing of the Guns, 2004.
  • 3.  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.