The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord 1997, popularly known as the Peace Accord (shanti chukti), signed on 2 December 1997, formally marked an end to more than two decades of armed struggle for autonomy by the indigenous or Adivasi Jummas of the CHT in Bangladesh. The Accord was signed between the Awami League government and the Parbattya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS, popularly known only as JSS),1 an indigenous regional political party and the only such party at that time. While the JSS demobilized its military wing, the Shanti Bahini (Peace Force), as part of the signing of the Accord, the Bangladesh government continued to maintain high military presence and military rule in postAccord CHT.
|Title of host publication||Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why some subside and others don't|
|Editors||Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey and Anthony J Regan|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon and New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|