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NHRC asks home ministry to find out Michael Chakma

Staff Correspondent | Published: 02:21, May 07,2019

 
 

The National Human Rights Commission has sent a letter asking the home ministry to take necessary step to ‘rescue’ missing United Peoples Democratic Front leader Michael Chakma, disappeared on April 9 on his way to Dhaka from Narayanganj.
The commission in a letter on Sunday asked the public security division of the ministry to reply report to the commission by May 20 on actions taken to rescue Chiitagong Hill Tracts- the politician.
Commission officials said that they received a request from rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra on April 27 nearly, 10 days after a number of media reported the missing of the politician.
Protests continued in Dhaka mostly by four hill peoples’ organisations — Democratic Youth Forum, United Workers’ Front, Pahari Chhatra Parishad and Hill Women’s Federation — for the safe return of the politician.
On April 9, Michael left the house at about 4:00pm for Dhaka and said he would return by 10:00pm, but he never returned.

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