2. After the signing and implementation of the agreement between the government and the JSS, and after the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons and internally displaced persons, the government begins to measure the land in CHT as soon as possible and, after proper recognition, land ownership is registered and seized. The repatriation of refugees from Jumma or Chakma was a precursor to the signing of the agreement that took place on 2 December 1997. Since April, nearly 11,000 refugees had returned home when the agreement was signed.2 Within 15 days, from 21 November until 6 December, 13,024 tribal refugees, including 2,547 families, had returned to refugee camps in the Indian state of Tripura. On 6 December, the number of remaining refugees was estimated at about 44,359 in six refugee camps in Tripura.3 According to a meeting of the Awami League and the Tribal Agency for Refugees in December 1997, some 31,000 refugees remained in the Tripura refugee camps at the time of the meeting. The sixth and final phase of the process of repatriation of the Tripura camps began in January 1998.4 2001, sheikh Hasina said, that the government of the BNP-Jamaat alliance had spoken out against the historic peace agreement and wanted to destabilize the hilly region again. But her poor efforts were in vain, she added. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on Sunday attesting to the conclusion of the 22nd anniversary of the historic agreement. After the signing of the treaty, the PCJSS became a well-established political party. The Shanti Bahini insurgents formally laid down their arms and received financial compensation.  More than 50,000 displaced people have been able to return home.    The treaty had mixed reactions in Bangladesh. While the agreement was welcomed by many who sought to end violence and the pursuit of peace and development, the agreement was seen by others as a compromise for Bangladesh`s territorial integrity and the assertion that the Chittagong Hill Tracts are an inalienable part of the country.
 The treaty was also criticized for the secrecy of the negotiations and the accusations of the opposition party at the time, the BNP, which claimed that the demands of the Bengal settlers had not been taken into account in the agreement and that far too many concessions had been made.    However, the BNP promised to implement the agreement after its victory in the 2001 elections.