photo For more than 30 years since the start of armed conflict in the 1970's, the indigenous Jumma peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts have been subjected to military rule and oppression, serious human rights violations and land grabbing by settlers.  The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord (CHT Peace Accord) signed by the government and the indigenous peoples in December 1997 promised support for returnee refugees, regional autonomy, resolution of land disputes, military withdrawal and other measures needed to protect the legitimate rights of the Jumma peoples.  But more than a decade later, most of the key promises of the accord remain unfulfilled.  The Awami League government that came to power in 2009 has committed to full implementation of the peace accord, and has taken a number of positive steps such as establishment of relevant committees, cancellation of plantation leases and withdrawal of an army brigade and 35 temporary military camps.  But there is still much work to be done.  Now is the time for all of us in the international community to bolster efforts to solve the CHT issue.  Please sign the following appeal and send a message of peace to the Bangladesh government!

21st March 2010: Signatures Calling for Full Implementation of the CHT Peace Accord Submitted to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina !
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At 7-8P.M. on Sunday, 21st March 2010, Japanese Members of Parliament Mr. Naoto Sakaguchi and Ms. Mieko Tanaka (House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan) handed an appeal for full implementation of the CHT Peace Accord with 35,757 signatures to Honorable Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, bringing to conclusion the “Global Voices for Peace in the CHT” campaign that had been underway since last August. ( See more sotry )

Press Release: pdf100321JNpressrelease4e (PDF148KB)

News Link:
TV News
The Daily Star:(English)
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=131041
bdnews24.com:(English)
http://www.bdnews24.com/details.php?id=156389&cid=2
Prothom Alo:(Bengali)
http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2010-03-23/news/51050

Sponsoring Organizations

The Indigenous Jumma People's Network, USA
CHT Jumma Peoples Network of the Asia Pacific (Australia)
Jumma Net (Japan)
Organizing Committee Chittagong Hill Tracts Campaign (Holland)

Endorsing Individuals and Organizations

  • <Endorsing Individuals>
    ・Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Co-founder of the Community of Peace People
    ・The Hon. Laurie Ferguson MP, Federal Member of Reid (NSW), House of Representatives, Member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP)
    ・Ven. Shincho Shigeta , Abbot, Shorakuji Buddhist Temple
    ・Kayoko Ikeda ,translator
    ・Naoto Sakaguchi ,Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
    ・Ryoichi Hattori ,Member of House of Representatives, Social Democratic Party of Japan
    ・Mohiuddin Ahmad, Chairperson, Community Development Library
    ・The Hon. Senator Bob Brown, Leader of the Australian Greens
    ・The Hon. Janelle Saffin MP, Federal Member for Page, House of Representatives,
      Member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP)
    ・Ricardo Carrere, International Coordinator, World Rainforest Movement
    ・Marcus Colchester, Director, Forest Peoples Programme
    ・Michael Heyn, Director, CHT Development Facility of UNDP
    ・Meghna Guhathakurta, Executive Director, Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB)
    ・The Hon. Lee Rhiannon, MLC, The Greens Parliament of New South Wales Australia
    ・Dr. Sikder Monoare Murshed (Shourav Sikder), Professor and Chairperson Dept. of Linguistics, University of Dhaka
    ・Ms. Khusi Kabir, Nijera Kori
    ・Dr. Peter Custers, President, International Committee for Democracy in Bangladesh (ICDB)
    ・Dr. Hamida Hossain, South Asia Forum for Human Rights
    ・Dr. Ajoy Roy, President, Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities; President, Sampreeti Mancha; Retired Professor of Dhaka University
    ・ Ram Bahadur Thapamagar, Member of Constituent Assembly, Nepal

  • <Endorsing Organizations>

    ・Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD)
    ・Peace Campaign Group India
    ・Jumma Peoples Alliance (JPA)
    ・Jumma Peoples Network International
    ・Jumma Peoples Network in Japan
    ・Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD)
    ・Survival International
    ・Vanishing Rites , UK
    ・Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center (AJWRC)
    ・Ayus:Network of Buddhist Volunteers forInternational Cooperation
    ・Action Center for Development and Rights
    ・Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES) 
    ・Intercommunication Center for Asian and Nippon  ICAN 
    ・New Internationalist Japan 
    ・Sarawak Campaign Committee 
    ・NGOJikeiji Temple
    ・Citizen's Centre for Diplomacy 
    ・Shapla Neer:  Citizens' Committee in Japan for Overseas Support
    ・Jumma-to-Ayumu-Kai
    ・Hosenji Temple (Seizan Zenrinji Group, Jodo School)
    ・The Japan Citizens' Coalition for the UN International Decade of the World's Indigenous  Peoples
    ・Chechen Liaison Committee Japan
    ・NPO Ancient Futures
    ・FoE Japan
    ・People's Forum for Burma
    ・The Asia Christian Education Fund
    ・Network for Indonesian Democracy, Japan
    ・Amnesty International Japan
    ・WE21
    ・WE21 Jpan Izumi
    ・WE21 Japan Kanazawa
    ・KODO kyodan Buddhist fellow ship
    ・Earth tree
    ・The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
    ・The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism-Japan Committee (IMADR-JC)
    ・WE21 Jpan Asahi
    ・WE21 Jpan Yamato
    ・Asian Muslim Action Network
    ・Youth Coordination Center International
    ・Asian Muslim Lawyers Network
    ・Dependent Origination Society (DOS)
    ・Seikatsu Club Consumer’s Cooperative
    ・Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum
    ・AJHA International Chakma Organisation in France
    ・Jumma Peoples Network France
    ・Society for Women's Empowerment and Sustainability-SHRISTI (Nepal)
    ・Sampreeti Mancha, Bangladesh

    ・WE21 Jpan Kounan
  • Japan Overseas Christian Medical Cooperative Service(JOCS)
    Society for Threatened Peoples - Germany
    Adhibasi Janajati Munch, Australia
    ・Nijera Kori, Bangladesh
    ・International Committee for Democracy in Bangladesh (ICDB)
    ・Women's Active Museum on War and Peace

Signed by The Members of the Diet of Japan

<Endorsing Individuals>
・Naoto Sakaguchi, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Ryoichi Hattori, Member of House of Representatives, Social Democratic Party of Japan
<Signatures>
・Tsunehiko Yoshida, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kimiyoshi Tamaki, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Seishu Makino, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Toshiro Ishii, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Takashi Takai, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Mieko Tanaka, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Toru Matsuoka, Member of House of Councilors, Democratic Party of Japan
・Gaku Kato, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Tetsuo Inami, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Mitsuji Ishida, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Hirotami Murakoshi, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Masato Imai, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yoichi Kaneko, Member of House of Councilors, Democratic Party of Japan
・Shuhei Kishimoto, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Mitsunori Okamoto, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Toshiharu Todoroki, Member of House of Councilors, Democratic Party of Japan
・Mito Kakizawa, Member of House of Representatives, Your Party of Japan
・Masaharu Nakagawa, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Souichiro Okuno, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Tsutomu Hata, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kenichi Kaneko, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kenichiro Fukushima, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Syunji Yuhara, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Hiroe Makiyama, Member of House of Councilors, Democratic Party of Japan
・Shino Aihara, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yuichiro Tamaki, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yuko Sato, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Daisuke Fujita, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kazuya Mimura, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Tetsuo Kutsukake, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Hisaaki Komuro, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kazuya Kondo, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Mitsue Kawakami, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Seiichiro Dokyu, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Takamura Tsutomu, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yoichiro Morioka, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Koichi Mukoyama, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Koichiro Katsumata, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yukiko Miyake, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Ken Okuda, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yasuo Ichikawa, Member of House of Councilors, Democratic Party of Japan
・Eriko Fukuda, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Takanori Ohnishi, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yasuhiro Okada, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Yuu Kuroda, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kayoko Isogai, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Masahiro Ohyama, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Miki Wajima, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Hajime Yatagawa, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Tamiko Kasahara, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Susumu Saito, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Denny Tamaki, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Kazuyoshi Morimoto, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Eiko Okamoto, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Takahiro Kawagoe, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Hirobumi Niki, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Seizo Wakaizumi, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Takashi Nagao, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Nobuhiko Sudo, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan
・Seiki Soramoto, Member of House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan

Campaign Secretariat: Jumma Net (Japan)

Jumma Net was established in March 2002 by volunteers and groups wishing to promote conflict resolution and peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. It aims to ensure that the marginalized indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts can live in peace, with their basic human rights protected and with opportunities to benefit from economic development.

Jumma Net
5F Marukoh Building, 1-20-6 Higashi Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015
Tel&Fax: +81-3-3831-1072
(Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM Japan Time)
Email:jummanet@gmail.com URL:http://www.jummanet.org