Resettlement of Chakmas affected by the construction of Hollongi airport at Kokila under Papum Pare district.
ITANAGAR: The Chakma community in and around the Hollongi Green airfield has been peacefully rehabilitated. The construction of the Airport seems to have affected the resettlement of the community.
Who are the Chakmas and Hajongs?
They were originally inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who were systematically forced out of that country. First, they were displaced from their original homesteads because of the Kaptai hydroelectric dam on the Karnaphuli river in the early 1960s, and there was no rehabilitation and compensation. Later, they became victims of religious persecution in East Pakistan and fled to India. While the Chakmas are Buddhists, the Hajongs are Hindus.
Why on the News today?
The kakoli-Hollongi was their Pre-settlement area which has now been purchased for the Green Airport, therefore, affecting the existing strata.
Today family comprises of around 156 and 186 families have been located
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