Bangladesh: The Jatiya Sangsad passes CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission (amendment) Bill-2016

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    The Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday passed the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission (amendment) Bill-2016 for removing the ongoing stalemate in the function of the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission.

    The bill was passed with voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

    The bill has a provision to replace of the words National Committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs and Parbatya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity with the words National Committee on Hill District Affairs and Parbatya Janasanghati Samity in the section three of the preamble of the existing law.

    Earlier, Land Minister M Shamsur Rahman Sherif placed the bill in the Jatiya Sangsad on October 4, 2016.

    The cabinet approved the draft of “The Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Amendment) law, 2016” aiming to resolve quickly the land disputes in the CHT on August 1, 2016.bss

    Source: TheIndependent