This Act, consisting of 20 sections and one Table, creates the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Settlement Commission. It establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of the above mentioned Commission, entitled to deal with the following sectors: a) to settle the land related dispute of the rehabilitated refugees in accordance with the existing laws and customs in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; (b) the referenced land in the petition the claim and rights of the petitioner or the opposite party be settled under the existing laws and regulations of the Chittagongs Hill Tracts and restored, if necessary; (c) if any land settlement is made against the existing laws of Chittagong Hill Tracts it shall stand rejected and on account of this settlement if any lawful owner is evicted from land, his possession shall be restored: Provided that, this sub-section shall not be applicable in case of Reserved Forests, Kaptai Hydroelectricity Project area, Betbunia Earth Satellite Station, state-owned industries and land recorded with the Government or local authorities.
Implements: Chittagong Hill Tracts Treaty, 1997. (1997-12-02)
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