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Aug 11, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Disproportionately Affected By Violence and Discrimination in Bangladesh

  The article below was published by The Daily Star: In the morning of June 10 this year [2017], 30-year-old widow Sukhia Robidas was raped in her own home in Sutang Bazar of Habiganj and then chased down and beaten to death with a log by 35-year-old Shailu Mian when she tried to flee. On February 15, 2014, 30-year-old Sabita Chakma was also killed after being raped by four settlers when she...

Aug 11, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Disproportionately...

Photo courtesy of Star File    According to Khushi Kabir, coordinator of Nijera Kori and member of the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission, the “deliberate exclusion of indigenous...

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Jul 07, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Torrential Rainstorms...

  Below is an article published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti: Incessant rains associated with heavy thunderclaps over several days led to wide scale landslides in Rangamati, Bandarban...

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Jun 28, 2017

UNPO’s XIII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

  After a long struggle, the indigenous Jumma people compelled the government of Bangladesh to engage in negotiations which resulted in the signing the 'CHT Accord' on 2nd December 1997 in order...

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Jun 14, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Activists...

  This article was published by the Dhaka Tribune: On the 21 anniversary of women rights activist Kalpana Chakma’s abduction, prominent human rights activists held a remembrance at Dhaka Reporters...

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Jun 14, 2017

UNPO Calls on International Community to Stand...

Photo Courtesy of PCJSS Over the past few days, the Bangladeshi army and allegedly army-backed settlers intensified persecutions and atrocities on indigenous Jumma people in the region of the Chittagong...

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May 22, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: The Jummas’ Plight Under...

  This article has been published by IP News BD:  The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is virtually choked under military rule, anti-Jumma multi-faceted conspiracy and widespread slanderous propaganda....

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May 12, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Special Forces Prevent...

  Below is a press release by the Kapaeeng Foundation: On 6 May 2017 a 14-member civic rights team comprising human rights defenders, journalists, social activists and advocates was barred from...

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Apr 21, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Student Dies Following...

  Please find below an article by CHT News Services: A 19-year old Jumma student was killed in a brutal torture of army in Naniarchar under Rangamati district. The victim was identified as Romel...

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Apr 13, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Communities...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star: 'Boisabi Utsab' is a symbol of unity among the Paharis (indigenous) and Bangalee people living in the region. The festival is widely called Boisabi...

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Apr 03, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Series of Arbitrary Arrests...

Below is a press release by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Smahati Samiti (PCJSS): In a press release signed by information and Publicity Secretary of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Smahati Samiti (PCJSS) dated 1...

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Mar 10, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Groups Vulnerable...

  The article below was published by the Daily Star: The recent transfer of a police official to the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on February 23 (2017) shocked the people of CHT, and those on the...

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Mar 01, 2017

EU Sets Human Rights Priorities for 2017

This year, the Council of the EU promises to engage in facilitating the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives in meetings of relevant UN bodies. This certainly underpins the work that...

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Feb 28, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Local Human Rights Group...

  The article below was published by Kapaeeng Foundation: Kapaeeng Foundation (KF) launched Human Rights Report 2016 on Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh. The launching and dissemination program...

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Feb 21, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Community Urges Inclusion...

  The article below was published by Dhaka Tribune: The government’s move to provide pre-primary textbooks in only five indigenous languages will not suffice to ensure the right to receiving...

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Jan 25, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Book on Indigenous...

Below is an article published by bdnews24.com: Tamina M Chowdhury used unexplored archival sources in her ‘Indigenous Identity in South Asia’ to explore how the concepts of ‘territory’,...

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Jan 19, 2017

HRW World Report 2017 Reminds Global Community...

According to the World Report’s emphasis, the most egregious human rights violations against indigenous populations in 2016 can be seen in the crackdowns on Oromo in Ethiopia, the lingering human...

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Jan 10, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Petition for Abduction...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The hearing of the no-confidence petition in Kalpana Chakma abduction case will start in the district today. On November 28 last year, Kalpana...

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Jan 04, 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Forced Religious Conversion...

The article below was published by the Dhaka Tribune: There is an alarming presence of forced religious conversion of indigenous children at the hands of radicals in Bandarban. Muslim fanatics seduce...

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Dec 02, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Meeting on Occasion of...

  Below is an article published by the Kaepeeng Foundation:  To mark the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord 1997, Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples...

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Nov 30, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Denounces Lack of...

The following article was published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti:   Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, President of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) declared to continue...

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Nov 29, 2016

UNPO Side-event to UN Minority Forum Highlights...

  In his opening remarks, Marino Busdachin, General Secretary of UNPO, shed a light on the fact that since the independence of East Timor, the UN has failed to advance the fulfilment of the right...

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Nov 15, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Activist...

The article below is courtesy of Counter Currents: Vidya Bhushan Rawat In Conversation with Chakma MK from CHT, Bangladesh Chakma MK is a Human Rights activist working with indigenous people in the Chittagong...

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Nov 09, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Defamatory Posts on Social...

  Below is an article posted by the Dhaka Tribune: Md Sagor Hossain was arrested in Khagrachhari for posting a fake photo and a provocative statement regarding an indigenous student leader Police...

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Oct 28, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU-FAO Joint Project on...

Below an article published by Newshour: In an effort to making a difference in the livelihood of people living in remote areas of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the ECHO funded FAO project undertook actions...

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Oct 07, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Cancellation of Special...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Star: Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs has decided to cancel the proposed special tourism zone project at Alutila in Khagrachhari. "We're...

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Sep 28, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladeshi Government...

  Below is an article published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti: Jatiya Sangsad (JS) adopted the Condolence motion over the death of Manabendra Narayan Larma (M N Larma) − the pioneer...

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Sep 21, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Plight of Community Highlighted...

The article below is courtesy of Mongabay Bordering Myanmar and the Indian states of Tripura and Mizoram, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is characterized by semi-evergreen forest that is considered...

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Sep 05, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government Plans to Create...

  Below is an article published by Kapaeeng Foundation: Government plans to acquire 700 acres of land for establishment of Special Tourism Zone at Alutila hills in Khagrachari which leads to eviction...

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Aug 17, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Activists Urge Bangladeshi...

  Below is an article published by UCA News:  Activists at a nation-wide seminar on indigenous rights have called on Bangladeshi authorities to end discrimination towards indigenous groups...

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Aug 08, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Decries Government’s...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Government's inaction has left the implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord uncertain, according to leaders of the indigenous...

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Jul 14, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Local Intimidation by...

Below is a statement published by the Information and Publicity Department of PCJSS Since the declaration of the schedule for Union Parishad (UP) Election-2016, the local Awami League (AL) leadership...

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Jun 22, 2016

Brussels Civil Society Organisations Call for...

The 1997 Accord between the Government of Bangladesh and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS - United People’s Party of the CHT), the main political party representing the interests...

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Jun 17, 2016

Roundtable Discussion on the Chittagong Hill Tracts...

These Peace Accords, which came after years of conflict and negotiations, include a number of provisions that the Bangladeshi Government was to implement to better protect the rights of the indigenous...

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Jun 15, 2016

UNPO Conference at the European Parliament Explores...

  © Virginie Nguyen Opening the conference, Urmas Paet MEP (ALDE) stressed the need to put the issue of minority and indigenous rights on top of the political agenda – not just in South...

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Jun 14, 2016

European Parliament Conference to Discuss Minority...

14 June 2016 | 9:30 – 16:00 | Room PHS7C050 | European Parliament | Brussels, Belgium   Despite South East Asia being a conglomerate of myriads of distinct ethnic, cultural, religious and...

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Jun 09, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amnesty International...

  Photo courtesy of Amnesty International.  Below is an Amnesty International initiative published on My Unseen Sister: In the early hours of 12 June 1996, Kalpana Chakma, an activist from...

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Jun 01, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Communities Face Devastating...

  Below is an article by The Daily Star: Rui Mon Mro, aged over 80, began to worry about her five grandchildren after her family living in a remote area of Bandarban had run out of food. She experienced...

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May 11, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Renews Call for...

Below is an article published by the PCJSS.   The CHT crisis could be resolved properly through proper and full implementation of CHT Accord including devolution of all departments and institutions...

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May 09, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Slow Implementation of...

  Below is an article published by bdnews24.com:   The PCJSS chief, better known as Santu Larma, said this at the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Chittagong Hill Tracts building in...

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Apr 26, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 69 Years Without Free...

  Below is an article published by Youth Ki Awaaz: There has been no easing of the full weight of night. Parched eyes, aching hearts are yet to find their moment of deliverance. Move forward; the...

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Apr 12, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Jumma People to Celebrate...

  Below is an article by the New Age Bangladesh: The indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts will celebrate their ‘Baisabi’ festival this year on Tuesday [12 April 2016], beginning...

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Mar 25, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Report Highlights...

  Below is an article published by Dhaka Tribune: Rights activists have expressed serious concerns over the persistent violation of human rights of the indigenous peoples living in the CHT and the...

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Mar 22, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Women of Ethnic Minorities...

  Photo courtesy of The Daily Star. Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   Organisations of ethnic minority women from both the hills and the plains should come together to fight...

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Feb 26, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: the Importance of Lan...

This article was published by The Daily Star. The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) includes some of the most inaccessible and remotest areas of Bangladesh. There are places surrounded by thick mountainous...

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Feb 22, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Responds to PM’s...

  Below is an article taken from Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti.org   In context of the speech delivered by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) while answering...

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Feb 12, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Plight of Refugee Ret...

  Below is an article published by The Financial Express:   CHITTAGONG, Feb 10: Over 56,000 refugees of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) who returned from Tripura of India  18 years back...

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Jan 19, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 400 Km Human Chain Calls...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star:   Indigenous people organised programmes in different districts yesterday demanding adequate steps to protect the rights of indigenous people. Indigenous...

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Jan 05, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Potential for Development...

Chittagong Hill Tracts has huge potentials for flourishing as a tourism sector, and producing a number of high-value agricultural products like fruits, off-season vegetables and seeds, stated a report...

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Dec 14, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: National Seminar “Indigenous...

  Below is an article published by Kapaeeng Foundation: On 10 December 2015, a national seminar titled “Indigenous Peoples in Bangladesh: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)”...

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Dec 03, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Yet Another Call to Set...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The government must set a definite road map for effective implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord and eliminate frustrations of the...

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Nov 04, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Representative Speaks...

Click here to sign a petition calling for the implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord. Below is an article published by Green Left Weekly:   Fadang Randal is a representative...

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Oct 29, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tract: Protests over Rangamati...

  The below article was published by New Age: Daylong boycott of offices in the three hill districts enforced by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti passed off peacefully on Wednesday. Witnesses...

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Oct 15, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tract: Protest over Rangamati...

  The below article is from the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti:   Pahari Chatra Parishad (PCP) (Hill Students Council) and Hill Women’s Federation (HWF) expressed deep concern...

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Oct 02, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UNDP Programme Extended...

Below is an article published by Prothom Alo Bangladesh:     The programme for ‘Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts’, implemented by...

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Sep 28, 2015

Petition to Implement the CHT Peace Accords –...

Please click on the image above or here to sign the petition and advocate for Jumma’s human rights! You can also read more about the indigenous communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts by checking...

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Sep 04, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Full Execution of CHT...

Full execution of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord is needed for peace, stability and overall sustainable development in CHT, United Nations Resident Coordinator Robert D. Watkins told the journalists...

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Aug 24, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Pre-Election Chagrin

Find below the statement: Parbattya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) protests against detention and physical torture on 8 members of PCJSS including its vice president of Bilaichari branch Mr. Chandra...

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Aug 21, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 228 Primary Schools Threatened...

The academic life of about 16,000 students of 228 primary schools of the Chittagong Hill Tracts area hangs in the balance as the schools are on the verge of closing down. The students, guardians and teachers...

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Aug 12, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Targets...

  The human rights violation on indigenous women and girls in Bangladesh has turned into a matter of grave concern over the years. As a part of its sustained work, Kapaeeng Foundation monitored and...

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Aug 10, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Demands for Rights and...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star The indigenous communities across the country yesterday observed the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, demanding equal rights and dignity...

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Aug 06, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Forum Demands...

  Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) urged the government of Bangladesh to enact Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Rights Act as drafted by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples aiming to...

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Jul 17, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 10 Injured in Land Grab...

  On 19 June 2015, 10 women and children were injured in a gang attack in Reservepara Tila of Madhyam Talbaria village, under Mirsharai upazila of Chittagong district. We have learnt that, on that...

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Jul 17, 2015

UNPO's XII General Assembly Adopts Resolution...

  Below is the full text of the resolution: Resolution The multi-lingual indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, who collectively identify themselves as the Jumma...

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Jun 26, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Dialogue in Pro...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will hold a dialogue with the newly appointed army chief to establish trust among the stakeholders...

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Jun 19, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Most Highly Militarised...

Below is an article published by Al Jazeera:   When I was growing up in Bangladesh's port city of Chittagong, the Hill Tracts, just a two-hour drive away, were not a place you visited. The Shanti...

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Jun 10, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Authorities Strive Against...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) yesterday called "absurd" the claim of investigators that indigenous women's leader Kalpana...

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May 29, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Upcoming Budget Should...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) has been one of the most underdeveloped, deprived and backward areas of Bangladesh. Home of 'small ethnic entities'...

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Apr 08, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Three Days of Festivities...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   The last two days of Chaitra (the last month of the Bengali calendar) and the first day of Boishaki (Bengali New Year's Day), makes the three...

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Mar 24, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Restriction on Foreign...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star The government is going to lift a recently imposed restriction, allowing foreign tourists to visit Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) without permission...

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Mar 16, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Deadline for the Implementation...

Below is an article published by Dhaka Tribune:   Jyotirindra Bodhipriya “Santu” Larma has said people of Chittagong Hill Tracts will begin a fight for full implementation of the CHT...

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Mar 02, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Gender Violence and Land...

  Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune:   Two hundred and ten indigenous families fled Bangladesh in 2014 after being threatened or dispossessed of their land, a human rights...

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Feb 17, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: European Parliament Mission...

  Below is an article published by Dhaka Tribune:   A three-member European Union Parliamentary delegation will arrive in the capital tomorrow to observe the human rights situation in Bangladesh...

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Feb 10, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladeshi Home Ministry...

  Below is a statement publsihed by the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS):   The Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) strongly protests and condemns the decisions...

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Feb 03, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Violence against Women...

  Below is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation:   On 31st January 2015, Bangladesh Indigenous Women’s Network (BIWN) organised a press conference to share the situation of...

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Jan 28, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladeshi Government...

Photo courtesy of jankie@flickr Below is an article by The Daily Star: Since the government ignored demands to refrain from opening Rangamati Science and Technology University before the Chittagong...

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Jan 19, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: CHT Commission Calls for...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Before taking up big "development" projects such as establishing a medical college in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the government should discuss the matter...

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Jan 14, 2015

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Procession in R...

Below is an article by The Daily Star: Photo courtesy of Md. Ismail@flickr The Rangamati district administration organised a “peace procession” in the town yesterday noon [Tuesday 13...

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Dec 18, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Town of Chakma Villagers...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   At least 50 houses and several shops of indigenous people were torched and vandalized in Burighat union of Naniarchar upazila on Tuesday,...

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Nov 27, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Non-Implementation of...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The government should ensure the full implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord, 1997 before frustration among the indigenous...

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Oct 20, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Over 150 Families Have...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Since the 1997 signing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace accord, 156 indigenous families have been evicted while their ancestral land in six Bandarban...

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Sep 03, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Must Protect...

This article is taken from World Organisation Against Torture. On August 25th, 2014, Hana Shams Ahmed, a vocal advocate for women’s human rights and Coordinator of the International Chittagong Hill...

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Jul 30, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Ongoing Violations and...

Below is a story published by The Daily Star Rape has become a most pervasive crime against indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the perpetrators in majority of the cases are Bangalee settlers,...

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Jul 08, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Seeking To Arrest Attackers...

Below is an article published by the Financial Express: CHITTAGONG: Organisations of indigenous people in Khagrachari hill district demanded Sunday [06 July 2014] the immediate arrest of those who attacked...

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Jul 07, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Rights Severely...

Below is an article published by BD NEWS 24: The commission made the observation while briefing reporters about the human rights situation in the CHT region at the end of its three-day visit to Khagrachari...

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Jun 25, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Impunity For Crimes Against...

Below is an article by Chris Chapman, Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Researcher/Adviser This month marked 18 years since Kalpana Chakma was forcibly disappeared – taken from her...

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May 23, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UN Encourages More Inclusive...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star; Democracy does not mean only elections but what happens afterwards and how accountably the system functions, UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific...

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May 19, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Uncertainty Remains About...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Uncertainty looms large over a ruling from the Supreme Court on the fate of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council, as the lawyers concerned are yet...

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Apr 30, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Frustration Over Stalling...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Lately neither the ruling Awami League nor the BNP want unity among indigenous people, said Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council (CHTRC) Chairman Jyotirindra...

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Mar 28, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Demands Polls and...

Below is an article published by The Independent Bangladesh Differences have surfaced between Parbattya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samity (PCJSS) and the government over the latter's decision to expand the...

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Feb 19, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Sabita Chakma’s Murder...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission yesterday [18 February] condemned the killing of indigenous woman Sabita Chakma and demanded justice...

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Feb 13, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: No Polls To District Councils...

Below is an article published by The Independent Bangladesh. As elections to the three hill district councils (HDC) were not held in the last 21 years, the councils are now being run by people ‘hand-picked’...

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Feb 10, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU Envoy Urges Full Implementation...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: European Union (EU) Envoy to Bangladesh William Hanna has said full implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord is needed for peace, stability...

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Feb 05, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Step Forward In Full Implementation...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Lawmaker and vice-president of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) Ushatan Talukdar yesterday [4 February  2014] said the government...

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Feb 05, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Step Forward In Full Implementation...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Lawmaker and vice-president of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) Ushatan Talukdar yesterday [4 February  2014] said the government...

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Feb 05, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Step Forward In Full Implementation...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Lawmaker and vice-president of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) Ushatan Talukdar yesterday [4 February  2014] said the government...

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Jan 13, 2014

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Transparent Elections...

Below is an article published by the DhakaTribune: Elections to Rangamati constituency in the Chittagong Hill Tracts on Sunday [5 January 2014] was fair and transparent with over 55% turnout when there...

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Dec 03, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Insufficient Progress...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune: The slow implementation of 1997 CHT accord that had ended a two decade-long insurgency, armed conflict and bloodshed in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region...

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Nov 29, 2013

UNPO Members Attend Sixth Session Of The Forum...

More than 20 representatives of nine Members (Uyghurs, Sindh, Khmer Krom, Ahwazi, Assyria, Chin, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Tibet and Ogaden) attended the sixth Session of the Forum on Minority Issues held...

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Nov 13, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Gradual Extinction Due...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma yesterday [10 November 2013] said the existence of the Jummo people...

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Nov 13, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Gradual Extinction Due...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma yesterday [10 November 2013] said the existence of the Jummo people...

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Oct 28, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Buddhist Festival, Kathin...

Below is an article by the Daily Star: Kathin Chibar Dan, one of the largest annual religious festivals of the Buddhist community in Chittagong Hill Tracts, was celebrated at a temple, Ajita Mahathero...

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Oct 21, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Buddhists Celebrate...

Below is an article by the Daily Star: The indigenous people of Buddhist faith in Bandarban will start to celebrate the three-day Probarana Purnima, the second largest festival in the religion, today...

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Oct 15, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Press Release: Parbatya...

Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) observes with grave concern that despite the tenure of the 9th Parliament is almost reaching to its ending phase, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on...

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Oct 03, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: The Promise of Multi-Lingual...

Below is an article by the Dhaka Tribune: The dream of indigenous children completing their primary education in their native languages has not come to fruition in line with the Awami League’s promise...

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Sep 19, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Students Call...

Below is article published by the Dhaka Tribune: The National Education Day was observed on Tuesday in the hill districts of Rangamati and Bandarban with a call to introduce primary education to the indigenous...

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Sep 16, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Five Indigenous People...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune: At least five people, including two teachers, were abducted on Saturday from different villages of Laxmichhari upazila in Khagrachhari district, Chittagong...

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Sep 02, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Khebukpara Village Still...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: The people of Khebukpara village in Sadar upazila under the district are still deprived of basic civic amenities including safe water and sanitation although...

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Aug 27, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Protect The Indigenous...

Below is an article from dhakatribune.com: Justice for the victims of the Taindong attack in the Chittagong Hill Tracts is being demanded by civil society representatives, law-makers and journalists....

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Aug 20, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Taindong Attacks Were...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune: Representatives of International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission and parliamentary caucus on indigenous affairs Monday visited the hill villages at...

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Aug 13, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: AI Calls For Restoration...

Below is an article published by the DkahaTribune.com: In a recent article published in its official blog, the AI also claimed that about 90,000 people of the ethnic minority communities still remain...

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Aug 08, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Forms Human Chain...

Below is an article published by the Information and Publicity Department of PCJSS:   On 5 August 2013 at 10:30 am the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) formed human chain in Rangamati...

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Aug 06, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Victims Of Violence Return...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Some indigenous people, who had fled their homes in Matiranga on Saturday [3 August 2013] to escape communal attacks, returned home from Indian bordering...

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Aug 02, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Activists...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman, Prof Mizanur Rahman, believes that there is an “atmosphere of mistrust”...

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Jul 10, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladeshi Police Not...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune:     The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission Sunday [7th July] expressed concerns over the “questionable role” of law enforcement...

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Jul 02, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Improved Version of Land...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune:  Political leaders of ten different parties yesterday [29 June 2013] said the recent amendment of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute...

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Jun 21, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Returning Refugees Suffer...

Below is an article published by the Dhaka Tribune:  Bangladeshi refugees, who returned from India following the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord 1997, have expressed their frustration over the...

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Jun 14, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Urged To Respect...

Below is an article published by Amnesty International: The Bangladeshi government’s failure to address rights to traditional lands in the eastern Chittagong Hill Tracts region has left tens of...

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Jun 06, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Villagers Under Attack...

Below is an article published by PCJSS: On 3 June 2013 at about 1:30 am, an armed group of terrorists numbering 25-28 persons led by Tapan Jyoti Chakma alias Barma of the UPDF group and Apan Chakma...

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May 28, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Cabinet Approves Draft...

Below is an article published by Dhaka Tribune: The cabinet Monday [27 May 2013] approved a draft of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission (amendment) Act 2013 to curb the...

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May 22, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Forum Bangladesh...

Below is an article by the Financial Express Bangladesh:     The Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB) on Monday [20 May 2013] demanded time-bound actions to implement the Chittagong Hill Tracts...

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May 17, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Inhabitants Return Home...

Below is an article published by bd4news.com Metrological Department on Thursday evening [16 May 2013] said the cyclone weakened after causing heavy downpour and was breezing past the Chittagong Hill...

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May 06, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Press Statement On Occasion...

Below is a press release letter by Kapaeeng Foundation The UPR Review of Bangladesh: state parties show concern for human rights issues of indigenous peoples and religious minorities of Bangladesh The...

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May 02, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Memorandum For Amendment...

Below is an article published by PCJSS CHT: On 29 April 2013 the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) organised public meeting in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office of Rangamati district...

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Apr 11, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Local Festivities Held...

Below is an article published by bdnews24: Islami Chhatra Shibir withdrew their Thursday shutdown in the three hill tracts of Chittagong – Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari – to allow...

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Feb 26, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Mobile Phones Help Treat...

Below is an article published by Gmanews Mobile phones are playing an important role in remote rural areas by helping the speedy diagnosis and treatment of malaria, a recent study in Bangladesh showed. The...

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Jan 28, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peaceful Blockade In The...

Below is an article published by BdNews 24:   The organizers , which includes three local women groups - Women's Resource Network,Adibashi Nari Network and Durbar Network - are also demanding an...

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Jan 18, 2013

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Recent Atrocities On Jumma...

Below is an article published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Smahati Samiti: Recently the anti-CHT Accord terrorist group UPDF (United Peoples Democratic Front) and reformist group (Rupayan-Tanindra group)...

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Jan 18, 2013

Long Way To Go For Ethnic Peace On 15th Anniversary...

Concerned with the absence of action on behalf of the Government of Bangladesh regarding the implementation of the CHT Accord, the PCJSS has published a precise report establishing an inventory of all...

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Nov 23, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rangamati’s Festive...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Kathin Chibar Daan, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist people in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), began on 22 November [2012] at Rajban Bihar...

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Nov 20, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: “Khagrachari Hill District”...

Below is a PCJSS Press Release:   Recently, an official letter stating to write “Khagrachari” in place of “Khagrachari Hill District” has been issued from the Office of the...

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Oct 18, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Meeting Gives Go-Ahead...

Below is an article published by BDNews24.com: The highest economic policymaking body of the Bangladeshi government on Tuesday 16 October approved a project involving a cost of Tk 3.20 billion for the...

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Oct 16, 2012

UNPO Reports Denounce Human Rights Situation In...

Photo by Cedric Favero On the occasion of the 16th Session of the United Nations (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR), UNPO has submitted two reports denouncing the human rights violations in Bangladesh...

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Oct 15, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Experiences Of Traumatic...

Below is an article written by Lelung Khumi:   The 22nd of September 2012 was and will always be a traumatic day for the Indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts. I went to Rangamati on that...

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Oct 04, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Buddhist Temples Set Ablaze...

Below is an article published by The Irrawaddy: Rohingya Muslims from Burma have been blamed for a wave of religious violence that swept through Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar over the weekend. More...

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Sep 27, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Procession Shows...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The pall of gloom over the hill district of Rangamati has begun to fade away following a peace procession of hundreds of Bangalee settlers and indigenous...

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Sep 26, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rangamati Unrest Was ...

Below is an article published by BdNews24: A citizen's platform has alleged that the recent unrest in Rangamati was planned and motivated.   "Going by the way the violence spread, and the way...

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Sep 24, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Communal Attack Leaves...

Below is an article published by Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources:   Bengali settlers conducted communal attacks upon indigenous Jumma peoples in Rangamati on 22 September 2012. At...

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Aug 27, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Three Jumma Villagers...

Bellow is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation: On 26 August 2012 three Jumma viilagers including a woman were attacked by Bengali settlers at North Shantipur village under Panchari...

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Aug 06, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bengali Settlers Attack...

Below is an article published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti:   On 4 August 2012 Bengali settlers attempted to commit communal attack on indigenous Jumma villagers at Kadamtali village...

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Aug 03, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dhaka Disregards Indigenous...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The government has been asking Adivasis in the country not to observe the International Indigenous Day, raising questions about its will to implement the...

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Aug 01, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Urgent Appeal Continu...

Below is an appeal published by Global Human Rights Defence, Jumma Peoples Network, Kapaeeng Foundation: The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was signed in Bangladesh in 1997 to promote peace and to...

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Jul 24, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Petition To Protect Indigenous...

Below is an article published by Avaaz.org: Like indigenous communities worldwide, the “Jumma” peoples in Bangladesh are being targeted and evicted from their ancestral lands by the Government,...

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Jul 16, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Protection Of Land Essential...

Below is an article published by Kapaeeng Foundation: A keystone of poor conditions for indigenous peoples in Bangladesh is the continuing depletion of their natural resources, mainly through the expropriation...

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Jul 12, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Objection to Adoption...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Environmentalists, rights bodies and eminent persons have expressed deep concern over some provisions of The Wildlife (protection and safety) Act 2012,...

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Jun 27, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Heavy Rainfall Devastates...

Below is an article published by Reuters: Days of rain in Bangladesh, some of the heaviest in years, have set off flash floods and landslides, killing at least 70 people and stranding about 200,000, police...

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Jun 11, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Conference...

Below is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation: In the first ever National Indigenous Women Conference held in Dhaka, indigenous women leaders and representatives of indigenous women’s...

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Jun 01, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Implementation Committee...

Below is a press release issued by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti: http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15188%3Abangladesh-5th-meeting-of-the-cht-accord-implementation-committee-held-in-dhaka&catid=33%3Acentral-asia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=66&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IndigenousPeoplesResources+%28Indigenous+Peoples+Issues+%26+Resources%29 On...

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May 29, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Youth Activist Victim...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: While his classmates prepare for upcoming exams, critically injured Jibon Chakma lies on a hospital bed trying to come to terms with the fact that his...

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May 23, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Development Projects Given...

Below is an article published by the Financial Express: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Tuesday [22 May 2012] directed the authorities concerned to expedite the implementation of the ongoing development...

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May 18, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Women Living in Fear

Below is an extract from UN News: Anmoy Chakma, speaking on behalf of Kapaeeng Foundation, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia, Jatiya Adivasi Parishad, Asian Indigenous Women’s Network, United Confederation...

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May 04, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Land Disputes Progress...

Below is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation: On 2-3 May 2012 the third attempt to start illegal and one-sided hearing of land disputes by chairman of CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission...

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Apr 12, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Celebrate Three-Day F...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: The three-day 'Boisabi Utsab', the biggest social festival of indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) begins today [12 April 2012] with various...

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Apr 06, 2012

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Increasing Problem of...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: Destruction of forests has taken place due to industrialisation and population boom and was not compensated by reforestation. Its adverse impact on climate...

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Apr 04, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Stalemate For Land Co...

Below is an article published by New Age: Quorum crisis once again foiled the move to hear cases by Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission on Sunday as members of the commission from...

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Mar 19, 2012

UNPO Highlights Successes and Failures in Implementation...

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process established by the United Nations Human Rights Council wherein states, UN agencies, and civil society can come together and comment on a wide range of human...

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Mar 06, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Discussion On Implementation...

Below is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation :   Decision was taken to amend the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission Act 2001 and all concerned authorities...

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Mar 02, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Chain Formed in...

Below is an article by CHT News Update: On 1 March 2012 Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) regional chapter of Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) organised human chain at the headquarters of three hill...

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Mar 01, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Land Issue Still Pend...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: A hearing of the CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission in its Khagrachhari district town office yesterday was suspended due to a quorum crisis as the...

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Feb 28, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Tensions Over Land Dispute...

Below is an article published by The Independent Bangladesh:   Tension is brewing over a letter notifying that hearings on cases will be held to resolve decades-old land disputes in three Chittagong...

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Feb 07, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Governments’ Denial...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star:   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was mistaken when, on January 15 [2012], she declared there were no human rights violations in Bangladesh. Had she...

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Feb 01, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Leprosy Control Mission...

Below is an article published by Eurasia Review:   About 500 people attended a rally and discussion meeting yesterday [30 January 2012] at Khagrachhari in the southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts...

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Jan 20, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dhaka Says It Will Implement...

Below is an article published by the Financial Express Bangladesh: Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina Thursday [19 January 2012] asserted that the Awami League (AL) government would surely implement the...

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Jan 02, 2012

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Report Voices Concerns...

Below are extracts of a report published by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre:   Twenty years of armed struggle in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), pitting the armed forces and Bengali settlers...

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Dec 29, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Peoples Closer...

The following press release was issued by the Kapaeeng Foundation   Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Naikhyangchari upazila (sub-district) Mr. Shaikh Saleh Ahmed is trying to reinstate 22 plots...

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Dec 28, 2011

Chittagong Hills Tract: 'Full Autonomy the...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: In a press statement issued on the 13th founding anniversary of UPDF, an anti-CHT peace treaty organisation, he urged stopping fratricidal clashes between...

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Dec 20, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peaceful Blockade To Protest...

Below is an article published by BDNews24: A half-day blockade on road and waterway has been observed peacefully in Dighinala upazila of Khagracharhi district and Baghaicharhi upazila of Rangamati district. Monday's...

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Dec 15, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous People Targeted...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   The couple came under attack at Kobakhali of Dighinala in Khagrachhari as local Bangalee settlers were protesting on a road there following discovery...

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Dec 12, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: National Body To Be Set...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Star:   Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous People yesterday proposed to set up a “National Commission” under an act to ensure the rights...

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Dec 06, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Treaty Still To...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star Many provisions of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord could empower the indigenous people living in hills. But 15 years into the signing of the treaty,...

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Dec 02, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 10km-long Human Chain...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The dissident group of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) yesterday [1 December 2011] formed a 10- km-long human chain on Khagrachhari-Rangamati...

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Dec 01, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Leader Accuses Authorities...

Below is an article published by Netherlands Aid: The insurgent leaders of the Mongoloid ethnic communities signed a peace accord after two decades of bush war, since then the implementation of the accord...

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Nov 25, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Positive Steps Taken Towards...

Below is an article by The Daily Star: Both Bangalees and hill people want an end to longstanding problems in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) to create an environment of peaceful coexistence in the region,...

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Nov 22, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU Ambassador Comments...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star:   The European Union (EU) will encourage dialogue between political parties to end the current stalemate over the modus operandi of holding the next...

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Nov 14, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous People Or Ethnic...

Below is an article sent to UNPO by the Kapaeeng Foundation As every year, the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF), UNDP-Bangladesh is going to organise Cultural Diversity Festival 2011...

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Nov 10, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Impoverished Regions Halt...

Below is an article by The Daily Star: Following the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders agreed on a farsighted declaration to meet the needs of the world's poorest people. That declaration...

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Nov 07, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Ethnic Minorities Face...

Below is an article published by IRIN News Ethnic minority children in Bangladesh from the southeast Chittagong Hill Tracts are among the country's least literate and at heightened risk of dropping out...

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Nov 04, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Least Literate And Lagging...

Below is an article published by IRIN: Ethnic minority children in Bangladesh from the southeast Chittagong Hill Tracts are among the country's least literate and at heightened risk of dropping out of...

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Oct 20, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Worrying Rise In Sex ...

Below is an article published by Survival International: The CHT, in southeastern Bangladesh, are home to eleven tribes, known collectively as Jummas. In the last four months, the Kapaeeng Foundation...

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Oct 10, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Violence Continues Against...

Below is an article published by New Age:   Four of the victims were killed, four were raped and two children were molested, the rights watchdog said.   The ‘Lama killing’ shocked...

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Oct 05, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Students Face...

Below is an article by published by the Kapaeeng Foundation: It is learnt that tribal students of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region are confronting discrimination in submitting resident certificate...

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Oct 03, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: CHT Commission Urges the...

Below is a press-release issued by the co-chairs of the CHT Commission   In the face of increasing allegations of human rights violations of indigenous people, the CHT Commission would like to remind...

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Sep 19, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Lands Continue Being Forcibly...

Below is an article published by Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources: The lands of indigenous Khiyang community at Gungru Mukh Para under Kuhalong Mouza in Bandarban district of Chittagong Hill Tracts...

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Sep 06, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU Restates Commitment...

Below is an article released by Kapaeeng Foundation: In reply to the letter of CHT Commission co-chair Honourable Lord Avebury dated 31 August 2011, Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine...

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Aug 31, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Troubled by Land Rows...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The government is sitting on thousands of complaints about land ownerships in the hills as the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission...

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Aug 30, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Commission Rejects Bangladesh...

Below is a statement released by the CHT Commission The CHT Commission would like to clarify some of the allegations that were made by His Excellency Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative...

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Aug 22, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: The Term ‘Adivasi’...

Below is an article published by CHT news. It is reported that the Government of Bangladesh has decided to erase the term ‘indigenous’ from all the laws, policies, documents and publications...

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Aug 15, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Situation...

Below is an article published by the Independent. DHAKA, AUG 8: Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Dr Mizanur Rahman on Monday said human rights situation in the CHT region is...

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Aug 12, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Refusal of Indigenous...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Leaders of some indigenous and left-leaning political parties demanded amendment to the constitution to recognise indigenous people. Refusing to recognise...

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Aug 08, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: It's Indigenous or...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star. The leaders made the demand at a press conference in the National Press Club organised by the Bangladesh Forum for the Indigenous People, ahead of the...

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Aug 01, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: ECOSOC Rebukes Bangladesh...

Below is an article published in CHT News Update: The General Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), whose session started on 22nd July, ended yesterday (29th) in Geneva,...

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Jul 28, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Rights Leader...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Chakma Raja Devasish Roy yesterday [27 July 2011] in a written statement refuted Foreign Minister Dipu Moni's claim that non-Bangalee hill-people of the...

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Jul 22, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peaceful Blockade Underway...

Below is an article published by bdnews24 Rangamati/Khagrachharhi, July 21 (bdnews24.com) — The United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) continues to block roads and waterways in Rangamati and Khagrachharhi...

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Jul 21, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Protests Continue Over...

Below is an article published by BDNews24: The United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) continues to block roads and waterways in Rangamati and Khagrachharhi for a second day. No river vessels left Rangamati...

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Jul 15, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Continue to Struggle for...

4Below is an article published by Indigenous Peoples Issues PCJSS protested against terming indigenous peoples as ‘Bengali’ and non-recognition of indigenous peoples and Chittagong Hill Tracts...

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Jul 14, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Leaders Call For Rights...

Mr. Soren, accompanied by the Assistant Secretary for Youth Affairs of PCJSS Advocate, Bidhayak Chakma, made the statement on Monday’s [12 July 2011] sitting of the EMRIP, emphasising the current...

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Jul 13, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tract: Special Report on Violence...

JusticeMakers Bangladesh Trust (JMBangladesh), along with Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), The Hague, The Netherlands have [provided a report of their recent] fact finding investigation into the arson...

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Jul 11, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Leaders Call for Indigenous...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The reformist group of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) yesterday [insert date] called upon all regional political parties for a united...

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Jul 01, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Communities Denied ‘Indigenous’...

Below is an article published by Bangladesh’s First Online Newspaper:   Indigenous community leaders have expressed anguish and frustration over the amended constitution not acknowledging...

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Jun 29, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Civic Groups in Bangladesh...

Below is an article published by Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources: Civic groups demanded specific provisions in the Constitution of Bangladesh enshrining civil, political, cultural and land rights...

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Jun 23, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Santu Larma Rejects Charter...

The following article was published by bdnews24: Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) has rejected the proposals made for amending the constitution and demanded constitutional recognition...

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Jun 21, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: “There are no indigenous...

Below is an article published by bdNews24: Law minister Shafique Ahmed has reiterated that there are no 'indigenous people' in the country.  Shafique's remarks follow his earlier claim made on June...

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Jun 10, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dhaka Rejects Indigenous...

Below is an article published by BD News 24: The law minister [Shafique Ahmed] has said the government will insert an article in the constitution for the wellbeing of indigenous people. “Article...

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Jun 07, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Chain Protesting...

Below is an article published by the Kapaeeng Foundation: On 3 June 2011 Bangladesh Adivasi Forum (BAF) and Bangladesh Adivasi Odhikar Andolon (BAOA) organised human chain in front of National Museum...

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Jun 06, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts at the UNPFII in New Y...

Tenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) was held at UN headquarters in New York on 16-27 May 2011. This session was attended by following representatives from...

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Jun 03, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: NHRC Chief Decries Non-Recognition...

Below is an article published by BD News: The Human Rights Commission chairman has said it would be the violation of international laws if the indigenous people are not recognised constitutionally. ...

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Jun 03, 2011

UNPO Members Active At UN Permanent Forum On Indigenous...

  UNPO Members were well represented at this year’s United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The Ahwazi Arabs, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cordillera, Crimean Tatars, Degar...

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May 26, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rally At UN Calls On Bangladesh...

  Below is a press release published by Tebtebba:It was attended by large numbers of Jumma people from Bangladesh who now live in the United States. Also in attendance were Bengali people living...

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May 26, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Statement Delivered At...

  10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous IssuesMay 16-27, 2011New YorkAgenda Item 7: Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social...

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May 25, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UN Urged to Act on Peace...

Below is an article published by the UN Department of Public Information: At a Headquarters press conference today [24 May 2011], human rights activists urged the United Nations to play a greater role...

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May 24, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Killings Cause Panic And...

  Below is an article published by Cathnews India: Four activists of the United People’s Democratic Front, including one of its leaders, were gunned down on Saturday in Rangamati district.The...

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May 17, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Farmers Face...

  Below is an article published by: IRIN Asia."The challenge that the villagers are now facing is the lack of available seeds due to non-cultivation for two years," Christa Rader, country director...

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May 16, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Increased Seed Prices...

Below is an article published by Irin News: Farmers in parts of Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) face a seed crisis that is undermining the food security of thousands, the World...

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May 12, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladeshi Monks Call...

Below is an article published by Irin:  The Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum has called for the demilitarization of Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in a statement addressed to the UN Secretary-General...

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May 11, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Indigenous...

  Below is an article published by Eurasia Review: Bangladeshi indigenous (tribal) people have been holding meetings, human chains and rallies frequently in different parts of the country, demanding...

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May 03, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Peoples Vow...

  Below is an article published by: Kapaeeng Foundation.This declaration was made by Indigenous Peoples along with civic groups of mainstream population in the public gathering held on 29 April 2011...

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May 02, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Rights Violations...

Below is an article published by Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN): The accord ended a 25-year low-intensity guerrilla war between 11 indigenous groups (Jumma) and the government and was...

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Apr 27, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Writer Calls for Just...

Below is an article published by Bdnews24.com:  Water drenched, tropical sweat-soaked while celebrating Songkrant festival just north of Chiang Mai, Thailand, my phone started getting clogged with...

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Apr 26, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Land Dispute...

  Below is a public statement published by: Amnesty International.The Bangladeshi authorities must also provide proper accountability for deaths and destruction caused in this incident.The latest...

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Apr 20, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dhaka Urged to Protect...

Below is an article published by India Vision:  Indian Chakma tribals have urged Dhaka to protect the rights of their fellow tribals in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, tribal leaders...

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Apr 19, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Four Dead In Bangladesh...

  Below is an article published by: Two Circles. At least four people were killed and six villages of ethnic Buddhist minority tribals were burnt over a land dispute in south-eastern Bangladesh,...

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Apr 11, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous People Press...

Below is an article published by Daily Star: Indigenous people of different communities in Tangail district yesterday [April 6, 2011] formed a human chain and held a press conference to press for their...

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Apr 06, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Women Still...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Rights of indigenous women in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) area are not established as the CHT peace accord was not properly implemented, speakers...

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Mar 31, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Need Of Constitutional...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   Land disputes and other problems involving indigenous communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts cannot be resolved unless those people...

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Mar 24, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Leaders: “Term...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Commission has urged the government to use the term "Adivasi" instead of "small and ethnic groups" in recognising the indigenous...

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Mar 21, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Human Chain Demands Indigenous...

Below is an article published by Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources: On 19 March 2011 indigenous peoples of Bangladesh organised human chain across the country demanding constitutional recognition...

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Mar 16, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Minority Groups Recognized...

  Below is an article published by New Age:   The parliamentary special committee for constitutional amendment on Tuesday [March 15, 2011] agreed to recognise the ethnic minority groups (Khudro...

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Feb 28, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Over 40 Ethnic Groups...

Below is an article published by The Indigenous Portal: The forthcoming census scheduled for mid-March will have no scope for people of more than 40 distinct small ethnic groups to categorise themselves...

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Feb 23, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Fresh Attacks "A...

Below is an article published by AsiaNews:  Two villagers of the Jumma tribal people - majority animist, Christian and Buddhist - were injured and at least 23 houses destroyed in an attack by Muslim...

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Feb 17, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: People Living in Fear...

  Below is an article published by Survival International:   This weekend marks the first anniversary of a vicious attack on Jumma tribal people by settlers and soldiers in the Chittagong...

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Feb 15, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Protesters Demand Justice...

Below is an article published by Cathnews India:  Students and rights organizations in an area of Bangladesh have demonstrated on the streets against the alleged rape of a tribal Catholic woman. Emarung,...

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Jan 27, 2011

Chittagong Hill Tracts: British Government Called...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The British government should stand ready to help Bangladesh in solving weighty problems, in the spirit of friendship, said Vice-chair of the All Party...

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Dec 07, 2010

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Peace Under Threat

  Below is a press release published by PCJSS:   Over the last few decades, the Jumma, a group of 11 indigenous communities in CHT, have lost land to Bengali settlers brought in by the government...

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Dec 02, 2010

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Peace Under Threat

  Below is an article published by Irin Asia:   Over the last few decades, the Jumma, a group of 11 indigenous communities in CHT, have lost land to Bengali settlers brought in by the government...

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Nov 15, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Mysterious Fire Destroys...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: The fire on Wednesday night [10 November 2010] totally destroyed the palace of Chakma Circle Chief Raja Debashi Roy. The fire fighters could save nothing...

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Oct 21, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Rights To Be...

  Below is an article published by Indigenous Portal:   Co-chairman of Special Parliamentary Committee for Constitution Amendment (SPCCA) Mr. Suranjit Sengupta, MP, said the rights of the...

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Oct 01, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Lack Of Commitment Spoils...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord has not been implemented even 13 years after it was signed due mainly to lack of commitment...

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Sep 27, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Meeting on amendment of...

  Below is a publication by the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS):   On 22 September 2010 at 11.00 a.m. a meeting on amendment of CHT Land Dispute Settlement Commission 2001...

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Aug 10, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Peoples Press...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:    Indigenous people demanded constitutional recognition of the ethnics at a rally in celebration of the International Day of the World's...

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Jul 15, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Government...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council (CHTRC) Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma yesterday [July 14] said not a single clause of the CHT peace deal...

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Jul 14, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Ethnic Minorities the...

 Below is an article published by the Bangladeshi New Nation The rate of poverty among ethnic minorities in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is apparently more acute than that of the people in the...

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Jul 01, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: CHT Comimission Submits...

  Below is an article published by bdnews24 :The report, sent to the prime minister, mentions the commission's concern over the 'tense situation' in Baghaihat-Gangarammukh area of...

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Jun 29, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Socio-Economic Condition...

  Below is an article published by United News of Bangladesh:Replying to a question of AKM Rahmatullah, he said political, social, cultural, educational and economic rights of the Chittagong...

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Jun 10, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Hill Cutting Continues...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Political leaders, influential people and unscrupulous businessmen are involved in razing the hills. Some one lakh people are exposed to hill...

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Jun 04, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Youth Killed in Rangamati...

   Below is an article published by the Daily Star : A member of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) was killed and another injured in a gun attack allegedly by the activists of United People's...

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May 18, 2010

Chittagong Hill-Tracts: Pro-Peace Treaty Party...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star (Bangladesh):A leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) was killed and another injured in a gun attack in Rajasthali upazila of Rangamati...

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May 11, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Frustrations rise as the...

Below is an article published by Bdnews24.comBandarban, May 10 (bdnews24.com) -- The chairman of CHT Land Dispute Resolution Commission has blamed Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity chief Santu Larma...

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Apr 28, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Resolving Land Disput...

  Below is an article published by the Daily Star :Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Dispute Resolution Commission Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury yesterday [26 April 2010] urged...

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Apr 14, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Administrative CHT body...

 Below is an article published by The Daily Star  The existence of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council for over a decade is under threat as the High Court yesterday declared the CHT Regional...

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Apr 08, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Joint Efforts a Must to...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star :  Urging people from all sections to come to the commission with applications about the disputed lands, he said, "Giving a 60-day...

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Apr 06, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Head of Commission Encourages...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:   Chairman of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (CHTLDRC) Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury at a view...

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Mar 23, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: CHT Commission Censures...

Below is an article published in New Age: Members on the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Commission have censured the unilateral decision of the commission chairman to invite applications...

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Mar 23, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: CHT Commission Censures...

Below is an article published in New Age: Members on the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Commission have censured the unilateral decision of the commission chairman to invite applications for settling disputes...

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Mar 22, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Japan MPs Arrive with...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:Two visiting members of the Japanese parliament met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday and urged her to fully implement the 1997 Chittagong...

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Mar 18, 2010

CHT: 60 days to Apply for Land Settlement

 Below is an article published by: BD News 24.comThe applications, which can be filed from 9am to 5pm every day, should reach the commission's chairman in the next 60 days, the public relations...

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Mar 16, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Call for UN Intervention...

 Below is an article published by Organiser:Brutal killings of hapless Chakma Buddhists living for centuries in Chittagong hill tract and burning of of their houses and pagodas by powerful gangs of...

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Mar 10, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Kolkata Press Conference...

   Below is an article published by: Kolkata—CHT Support Groups Kolkata Reports One Photo Exhibition was also organized in the same venue with the photographs of recent atrocities...

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Mar 04, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts Group Alleges Atrocities...

 Below is an article published by: Indian Express.comAround 50 members of the CHT support group, Kolkata, assembled to highlight the plight of the community and garner support for their cause. They...

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Mar 03, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Calm Returns to Razed...

Below is an article published by Survival International: Calm is returning to the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh after last week’s attacks on the Jumma tribal people...

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Mar 01, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU condemns violence in...

  Below is a press statement published by the European Union: "The EU strongly condemns the acts of violence that took place in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh on 19 and 20...

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Feb 25, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tract: Ethnic Violence Contin...

 Below is an article published by: The Times of India  Seven houses in Golabari, the tribal neighbourhood and five houses of Bengali-speaking settlers in Mollah Para and Ganj Para were set on...

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Feb 23, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Tribal People Killed And...

 Below is an article published by Scoop World :Reliable sources report that at least six Jumma tribal people were killed, and hundreds of houses burnt to the ground, in an attack by soldiers and settlers...

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Feb 22, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Massive Communal Attack...

  Below is a request for urgent action published by Chittagong Hill Tracts United Peoples’ Party: On 19-20 February 2010 massive communal attack on Jumma villages was made by military...

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Feb 01, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Protest Meetings against...

  Below is a press release published by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS): On 30 January 2010 protest meetings and processions against the cowardly attacks on top indigenous leaders...

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Jan 27, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Shots Fired on Santu Larma's...

 Below is an article published by: bdnews24.comOn reaching Khagrachharhi, Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo Larma, popularly known as Santu Larma, in a press conference expressed concern over the attack despite...

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Jan 26, 2010

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rights Activists Condemn...

    Below is an article published by New Age:  Rights activists and politicians on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on Sanjeeb Drong, general secretary of the Bangladesh Indigenous...

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Nov 30, 2009

Chittagong Hills Tract: Indigenous Practice Fights...

  Below is an article published by bdnews24:   They say the Rice Bank can give them the chance to prepare as rodents threaten another spell of destruction of crops including paddy...

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Nov 11, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Demand to Fully Implement...

   Below is an article published by The Daily Star:On the 26th death anniversary of PCJSS founder president Manabendra Narayan Larma (MN Larma), PCJSS organised a memorial meeting at Shilpakala...

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Oct 30, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on Recent Government...

 Below is an article published by PCJSS CHT: Besides, among others, State Minister for Ministry of the CHT Affairs (MoCHTA) Mr. Dipankar Talukdar, MP; Chairman of the CHT Development Board Mr. Bir...

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Oct 27, 2009

Chittagong Hills Tract: CHT Accord May Be Reviewed,...

 Below is an article published by bdnews24 :   Hill Tracts leaders on Monday met Sajeda, also the convenor of the National Committee on Implementation of the CHT Peace Accord, on aspects...

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Oct 21, 2009

CHT: High Court Appoints 2 Amici Curiae

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The High Court (HC) yesterday appointed two senior lawyers as amicus curiae (friends of court) for expert opinions during the hearing on the...

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Oct 07, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Refugees to be Review...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star:  Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Refugee Affairs Taskforce Jatindra Lal Tripura today [5th October] said they will review the list...

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Oct 02, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Probe Violations Of Human...

Below is an article published by: The Daily StarThe Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Commission yesterday expressed grave concern over the violations of human rights of the indigenous people at Sajek in Rangamati...

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Aug 28, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Time For An Inclusive...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star:Santu Larma [chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council] has a point. And those of us who believe that values have a place in life cannot but agree...

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Aug 14, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Int'l Commission to Brief...

 Article below published by The Daily Star: Members of the International Commission for Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will meet Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina next week [August 2009]after completing...

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Jul 22, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Call to Cancel Illegal...

 Below is an article published by Kapaeeng Foundation:On 19 July 2009 Sachetan Nagorik Samaj organised a human chain demanding the cancellation of all illegal leases in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)...

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Jul 20, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Children Receive Free...

   Below is an article published by the English People’s Daily Online: The tribal children who live in Bangladesh's remote Chittagong Hill Tracts are receiving pre-school education...

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Jun 01, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: AI Report Details Inj...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star:Indigenous people in Bangladesh suffered due to government policies while Bangla-speaking settlers continued to capture their land with the behind-the-scene...

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May 26, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Appeal to Bangladeshi...

 Below is a memorandum issued by the Association for Land Reform and Development (ALRD) and Kapaeeng Foundation at the National Press Club:Honorable Prime Minister,Greetings! We, on behalf of citizens...

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Apr 28, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: University for Indigenous...

  Below is an article published by The Daily Star : A public university will be set up in Rangamati to facilitate higher education for indigenous people living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region,...

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Feb 19, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PM Will Uphold Peace ...

 Below is an article published by: The Daily Star Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday [18 Feb 2009] said problems of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will have to be resolved politically as these...

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Feb 18, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bamboo, Rats and Fami...

   Below is an article published by: The New Nation Since 2007, unusually large numbers of rats have been flooding out of the forests of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), causing major...

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Feb 17, 2009

Chittagong Hill-Tracts: Land Issues To Be Res...

    Below is an article published by: The New Nation The government will form a land commission to resolve land problem issues for all aboriginal communities in Chittagong Hill-Tract...

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Feb 16, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Democracy Needed for Human...

   Below is an article published by : The Daily Star Eliminating poverty alone cannot ensure human rights in a country, rather bodies like judiciary, national human rights commission (NHRC),...

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Feb 05, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Job Industry Closed

   Below is an article published by the Daily Star: Rangamati Textile Mill (RTM), the lone industry in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), is closed for several months, leaving hundreds of...

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Feb 02, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tract: Land Disputes End

      Below is an article published by: The Daily Star Law Minister Shafique Ahmed yesterday [01 February 2009] said the government is weighing measures to settle the land disputes...

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Jan 30, 2009

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Deal With Bangladesh

     Below is an article published by: Thaindian News The Bangladesh government plans to amend the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Land Commission to ensure a better deal for the...

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Jan 28, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Activist Released from...

  Below is an article published by: Survival International Ranglai Mro, leader of the remote Mro (or Mru) people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, was released on bail today after almost two years...

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Jan 06, 2009

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rights Advocate Murde...

  Below is an article published by the Mission Network News: Compass Direct News reports the […] killing of an outspoken Christian defender of minorities in Sajek, Bangladesh. Ladu Moni...

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Nov 20, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Direct US Funding Arr...

 Below is an article published by bdnews.com:The first-ever US-funded bilateral environmental programme in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) was rolled out on Tuesday [18 November 2008]. US ambassador...

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Sep 27, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: How to Keep Culture A...

Speakers at a discussion on Wednesday [24 September 2008] had some suggestions for the government to uphold and encourage the cultural practices and heritages of 11 ethnic communities in Chittagong...

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Sep 09, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Conference Calls Upon...

Below is an article published by The Kapaeeng Watch:The ethnic minority leaders and academics at a discussion on Tuesday [26 August 2008] called upon the government to be respectful to the ethnic minority...

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Sep 01, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on Continuing Violence...

The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has issued a report on the continuing violence faced by Jumma groups in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and called for action...

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Sep 01, 2008

UNPO UPR Statement: Bangladesh

The Universal Period Review (UPR) is a scheme under which the Human Rights Council of the United Nations endeavours to review the human rights records of its members. As per General Assembly resolution...

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Aug 28, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Jumma Man Killed After...

Below is an article published by Scoop New Zealand: A Jumma man Ladu Moni Chakma was [killed] on Tuesday [26 August 2008] by a group of Bengali settlers at his home in the Sajek area of the Chittagong...

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Aug 18, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Still Suffering from Food...

Below is an article published by Daily Star:Indigenous people in many remote villages in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will have to suffer from lack of food grains for at least two more months until the...

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Aug 15, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government Asked To Speed...

Below is an article published by the Daily Star: The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) yesterday [14 August 2008] called on the government to speed up the implementation of the 1997 peace treaty...

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Aug 14, 2008

CHT: UN Rapporteur reports on land seizure in...

Below is part of the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples. The full report can be accessed here .BangladeshAllegation...

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Aug 08, 2008

CHT: Reconstituted Body Goes to Hills Today

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: A delegation of the newly reconstituted Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Commission today [8 August 2008] begins a five-day visit to the three hill districts...

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Aug 07, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous People in CHT...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star : Indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are now under threat from large-scale displacement due to land grabbing, setting up of parks and...

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Jul 15, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government to Relax Rules...

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The government will relax the minimum educational requirement for recruitment of primary school teachers in three Chittagong hill districts to solve the...

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Jul 14, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Food Aid after Rats

Tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh's southeastern region are being given food aid after a plague of rats devoured rice crops earlier this year [2008], the United Nations' food agency said...

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Jun 25, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on Latest Human...

Government of Bangladesh declares district and session judge's courts in the CHT to be functioned from July 2008. The Government of Bangladesh announced that District Judge Courts would be functioning...

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Jun 13, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 12th Anniversary of Abduction...

Below is a press release issued by Kapaeeng Watch: On occasion of 12th abduction anniversary of Kalpana Chakma, on 12 June 2008 Hill Women's Federation (HWF) organised human chain at Dhaka University...

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Jun 09, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report Shows Arbitrary...

SAJEK’S BURNT VILLAGES: CITIZEN’S TEAM CALLS FOR INQUIRY AND URGENT RELIEF A group of citizens conducted an on-site inquiry on 28th and 29th April 2008 in Sajek Union, Rangamati District,...

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May 24, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Park Exploration Harming...

Below is an article written by Srabantee Shegufta and published by the Daily Star: Under The Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act-1974 in 1996, part of the West Bhanugach Reserved Forest was declared...

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May 23, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: MPs Hear the Jumma St...

Below is a press release issued by Survival International: A representative of the Bawm people, one of the eleven ‘Jumma’ tribes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, spoke to British...

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May 06, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Arson Premeditated

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: The April 20 [2008] arson attack on villages of indigenous communities in Baghaichhari of Rangamati was well orchestrated and pre-planned, and the government...

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May 01, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Attacks on Indigenous...

On 20th April 2008 as the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues gathered in New York to hold its seventh session, hundreds of illegal plain settlers attacked seven indigenous Jumma villages...

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Apr 28, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Settlers Raze Jumma S...

Below is an article published by Agence France Presse: Rampaging Bengali settlers have razed seven tribal villages to the ground in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts region, the rights group...

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Mar 25, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rats Spread Famine

Below is an article written by Mark Dummett and published by the BBC: Sangram, a rat catcher in the remote Bangladeshi village of Theihkyong, has never been busier and nor has his work been as important...

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Mar 13, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Spotlight on Human Ri...

Bangladesh’s record came under US scrutiny and once again little progress has been shown on land and resource rights. Below is an excerpt from the US State Department’s Bangladesh Country...

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Feb 26, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Conference

A daylong conference on Indigenous Peoples rights was organised by the European Commission, UNDP and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum. Below is an article published by Kapaeeng Watch: On 19...

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Feb 21, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Losing Mother Tongue

Although primary education in indigenous language is guaranteed by the regional government many children are losing the opportunity to speak it on a day to day basis. Below is an article written by Pinaki...

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Feb 16, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Repression of Jumma Tribes...

  Prominent Bangladeshis expressed grave concern for the Jumma tribal peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts after a fact finding trip to the region.   Below is an article published by Survival...

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Feb 15, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Workshops Discuss Cu...

Delegates have put together a 17-point plan designed to protect and promote the unique cultures and languages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Below is an article published by the Daily Star: Speakers...

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Feb 11, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Land Management Flawe...

A fact-finding mission has uncovered poor land management by local authorities as ordinary people await implementation of 1997’s peace treaty. Below is an article published by New Age National: Flawed...

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Feb 08, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: U.S. Calls For Develo...

The United States has called on Dhaka to promote human rights issues, talks with political parties, and ethnic group exchanges. Below is an article published by Independent Bangladesh: The US chargé...

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Jan 21, 2008

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Costs of Rock Extrac...

Illegal rock extraction and lack of government scrutiny is leading to increased erosion and flooding, threatening lives and livelihoods. Below is an article published by Jasim Majumder in The Daily Star: Illegal...

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Dec 03, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Continued Violations

Despite Bangladesh denials of violations on human rights, there have been reports of continued abuses on the indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Below is an article published by Reuters:  Bangladesh...

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Sep 10, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: ‘Landgrabbing’ Must...

Representatives of the Jumma people have put pressure on the Government to investigate what is seen by many as illegal, military-orchestrated settlement operations, depriving the indigenous population...

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Aug 30, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Reports of Forced Se...

Recent reports suggest an increase in what is viewed as illegal settlement by non-indigenous groups on indigenously owned land. Furthermore, there are fears that the 1997 Peace Accord may be declared invalid...

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Aug 09, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: No Education in Mother...

Despite its obligations and promises, the Bangladeshi government is yet to provide indigenous communities with primary education in their mother tongue. Below is an article written by Jasim Majumder...

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Aug 01, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Leader behind Bars

A Chittagong Hill Tracts land rights leader has been sentenced to 17 Years in Prison after protesting against forced evictions. Below is an article published by The Progress Report   Ranglai Mro,...

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Jun 01, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dispute Settlement

The government of Bangladesh is going to activate the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Commissions in order to settle land-related disputes. The commission had remained inactive for more than 3 years....

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May 29, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Accord Impleme...

The Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs advisory committee is to hold its third meeting in seven years with the objective of achieving the full implementation of the 1997 peace accord. Below is an article...

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May 21, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Vaccination Programm...

An outbreak of polio has led Bangladesh to announce a vast vaccination programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. All children under five are to be vaccinated before 1 July 2007. Below is an article published...

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Feb 28, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Saving Languages

Below is an article published by The Daily Star: Speakers at a recent meeting emphasised the importance of purveying primary level education in the students' own languages. This view was expressed...

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Feb 26, 2007

Political Repression of Indigenous Leaders in...

Below is a statement by the Peace Campaign Group on the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. State of Emergency in Bangladesh and Political Repression of Indigenous Leaders in CHT.    Bangladesh...

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Jan 24, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Clean Water Coming

Below is an excerpt from an article published by UNICEF: The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF signed an agreement worth US$ 62.8 million to support the Government of Bangladesh...

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Jan 19, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Authorities Urged to...

Below is a report published by Peace Campaign Group: Peace Campaign Group (PCG) welcomes the resignation of the Bangladesh’s president Ijasuddin Ahmed from his post of Chief Advisor to then Caretaker...

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Jan 03, 2007

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Fewer Minorities in Bangladesh...

Below is an article published by Daily India: Of the women, the two 'begums', as the Western media calls former Prime Ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina, are themselves contesting five and four...

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Dec 14, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh First Human...

  Below is an abstract of an address by Suhas Chakma, Director of the Asian Centre for Human Rights at South Asia Foreign Correspondent Club:   SAARC Human Rights Report 2006: Address by Suhas...

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Sep 10, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UN to provide $ 266.05...

Dhaka, Sept. 9 (PTI): With greater emphasis on democratic governance and poverty alleviation, Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to support Dhaka's...

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Aug 30, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Attempt at Land Grabbing...

Below is a press release from the Human Rights Monitoring Cell, United Peoples’ Democratic Front (UPDF): One Jumma villager sustained injuries on Sunday 27 August when a group of Bengali settlers...

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Aug 24, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Violence Continues against...

Violence continues against the Jumma tribal people of Bangladesh. On 12 July a Jumma shopkeeper was arrested by the army in Mahalchari. He was severely beaten and tortured, and was given electric shocks....

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Aug 09, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Many Hill People Not...

Thousands of 'outsiders' have been enrolled in the voter list while permanent residents of the three Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) districts are left out, Chairman of CHT Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya...

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Jul 10, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Prepare CHT Voter List...

The speakers at the sixth regional dialogue in hill town Rangamati yesterday demanded withdrawal of what they said was unofficial martial law, full implementation of the peace accord, and land rights for...

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Jun 26, 2006

BANGLADESH: Opposition party officials tortu...

Bahauddin Nasim was released on bail on 6 January after the High Court declared his detention illegal. Dr Mohiuddin Alamgir was released on bail on 18 September 2002. There were credible reports that both...

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Apr 06, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government Accused of...

Members of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council (CHTRC) raised their voices Wednesday against what they said the government's continued apathy towards full implementation of the...

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Apr 05, 2006

CHT: UNICEF-WFP Launch Food for Education Pro...

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AHN) - The World Food Program (WFP) and UNICEF have launched a collaborative project in three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. Under the pilot initiative...

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Apr 04, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Dozens Injured in the...

Over two dozen Chakma and Marma tribals have been injured when their villages at Joy Sen Para, Nuapara and Massyachara under Khagrachari district of Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh were attacked...

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Mar 23, 2006

CHT: Stop Grabbing Land of Indigenous People

Indigenous leaders yesterday urged the government to stop illegal grabbing of their land across the country and to recognise their traditional land rights. They also demanded introduction of...

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Mar 20, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: India Urged to Raise Minority...

Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) urged the government of India to raise systematic persecution of the minorities and indigenous tribal peoples in the discussion with Bangladeshi Prime Minister...

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Mar 17, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Journalists Demand Cell...

Journalists in Rangamati have demanded cell phone network to connect Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) with rest of the country. The demand was made at a view exchange meeting between local journalists...

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Mar 16, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Hill Districts Border...

A total of 479 kilometers border area of the three hill districts of the country is unprotected through which illegal arms are brought inside the country. This was revealed at a meeting of the...

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Mar 15, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: NGO Protests Human Rights...

On 13 March 2006, Jumma Net, Japan has sent the following letter to the government of Bangladesh in protest of illegal land grabbing in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, violent arrest of indigenous...

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Mar 13, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Govt, ADB, UNDP Joint...

A Government-ADB-UNDP team visited Chittagong Hill Tracts to observe the programme "Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts" run by Bangladesh...

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Mar 06, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Deputy Minister for CHT...

Deputy Minister for Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Affairs Moniswapon Dewan urged officials of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and NGOs to take...

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Mar 02, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Film on the Plight of...

Eminent Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel's documentary on the plight of Chakma and other tribal groups in Chittagong Hill Tracts, which has been banned by authorities of that country, received...

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Feb 27, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Give Indigenous Laws a...

Traditional and customary 'laws' followed by indigenous people in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) should be given some sort of legal cover to ensure their access to justice, CHT Regional Council...

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Feb 20, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UNDP Scheme for Development...

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has prepared a six million dollar project for development of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and employment creation by utilising local resources....

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Jan 26, 2006

Chittagong Hill Tracts: EU Troika Expresses Concern...

The visiting EU Troika delegation today expressed serious concern over human right violations of the minorities and Bangladesh apprehended that it might intensify in the pre-election period. The...

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Dec 21, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Largest Ever Development...

Long-term steps towards mainstreaming development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) was set in motion when the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed its largest ever project with...

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Dec 16, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Agreement is Approved

The Bangladeshi government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have agreed to invest $50m in the south-eastern Chittagong Hill Tracts. Rebel groups there have been fighting for autonomy...

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Dec 12, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Monthly Report

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti) Kalyanpur, Rangamati-4500, Chittagong Hill Tracts Bangladesh Tel+Fax: +880-351-61248 Website: pcjss.org Monthly Report of November 2005 Innocent...

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Jul 19, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Chakmas complain of Bangla...

Untitled Document Chakma tribe members of Tripura and Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) of southern Bangladesh raised a voice against the Khaleda Zia-led administration following steps...

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Jul 03, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Observes 150th...

Untitled Document Ethnic minority leaders and civil society members in Bangladesh have issued an appeal for reducing levels of discrimination against indigenous people and ensure...

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Jun 16, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Government...

Untitled Document In the first week of June 2005, the government of Bangladesh decided to continue to provide “free food rations” to 28,000 plain settlers of the Chittagong...

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May 31, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Minority Communities and...

Untitled Document Impunity was a key factor in the government’s failure to stem a tide of violence. Among the main victims of the violence were members of minority communities...

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May 25, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Peace Remains Elusive...

Untitled Document On 7 June 2005, the United Peoples Democratic Forum (UPDF), a political party of indigenous Jumma peoples, will reportedly hold a protest rally at Khagrachari,...

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May 12, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: NLFT Rebels Kill Five...

Untitled Document In the night of 10-11 May, five Chakma tribals were massacred in remote Jorendrapara and Madanjaypara villages under Raisyabari police station in Dhalai district by NLFT...

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Apr 24, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: A Public Meeting Foiled...

A public meeting foiled by army personnel in Baghaichari On 4 April 2005 at around 12.00 a.m. PCJSS of local union branch of Baghaihat under Baghaichari called a public meeting on the...

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Mar 29, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Constitutional Recognition...

24 March, speakers at a conference called for constitutional recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples as they are being deprived of various facilities. They also criticized the government...

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Mar 28, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 15 Indigenous People ...

On 23 March, eights indigenous people from Naniachar under Rangamati Hill district were kidnapped by armed cadres belonging to the United People Democratic Front (UPDF), a pro-government organization...

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Mar 19, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous People of Chittagong...

Untitled Document Two groups of Bangladesh Army personnel have been sent out of Barracks to Mohajanpara and Khagrapur, which are two parts of Khagrachari Hill District Headquarters,...

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Feb 18, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Rapid Action Battalion...

Untitled Document State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar on Thursday said in the Jatiya Sangsad that the present government since formation of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)...

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Jan 28, 2005

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Massive military atrocities...

Untitled Document On 3 January 2005 a BDR person named Shahjahan was killed while an armed group of UPDF (United people's Democratic Front) and a patrolling party of Bangladesh Rifles...

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Dec 20, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts needs responsible leadership...

Speakers at a seminar Wednesday stressed the need for creating responsible leadership in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) through imparting quality education. Organised by the CARE Bangladesh,...

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Dec 12, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Call to implement CHT...

Untitled Document Implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) accord is impossible without establishing a democratic and progressive government, said the speakers at a discussion...

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Dec 08, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: The World Bank and the...

The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank jointly held a consultation on Sunday with the representatives of the indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts areas as part of the process...

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Dec 03, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government blasted for...

Untitled Document Speakers at a seminar yesterday asked all to take the problem of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) as a national issue, blaming rulers' communal attitude for...

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Dec 01, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Discontent still brews...

Untitled Document Seven years after the signing of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord on December 2, 1997, discontent persists in the region as the government did not...

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Nov 29, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: The vanishing forest biodiversity...

Untitled Document Bangladesh is one of the signatories of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Nevertheless, the three types of forests existing in the country -- the evergreen...

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Nov 12, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Full implementation of...

Untitled Document Speakers at a memorial meeting in the city yesterday reiterated their demand for full implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord with a view to protect...

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Nov 09, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Government to replace...

Untitled Document As part of its hidden policy in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and dictatorial rule designed for it, the four-party coalition government of Bangladesh led by...

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Oct 25, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: World Food Program to...

Untitled Document World Food Programme (WFP) officials in Dhaka said they had already planned to build and expand its current rehabilitation activities of the second Rural Road Maintenance...

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Oct 20, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Norway keen to invest...

Untitled Document The government of Norway has expressed its keen interest to invest in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) areas to promote socio-economic conditions of the area by...

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Oct 18, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: APBN will be replaced...

align="justify">On 18 October 2004 the Govt. decided to withdraw 900 Police personnel from 15 camps of three Hill Districts and these will be replaced by Army personnel. Of course, the army replacement...

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Oct 16, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amendment of CHT Accord...

In a meeting held on 16 October 2004 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Environment & Forest Ministry decided to amend the CHT Accord of 1997 for the protection of forest resources of the CHT,...

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Oct 13, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Deployment of RAB in ...

CHT already has Militay Administration in the name of "Operation Uttoron" i.e. "Operation Uliftment” and now going to have another Force with mighty powers. Most important...

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Oct 04, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Law Enforcers killed 111...

Untitled Document The law enforcing agencies killed 111 people across the country in the last nine months between January 1 and September 30, said a report from Odhikar, a human...

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Aug 09, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Existence of Indigenous...

Untitled Document Indigenous people in Bangladesh are on the verge of extinction as their rights are being frequently trampled upon, claimed experts and tribal leaders. According...

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Aug 05, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Indigenous Family slain...

On 3 August 2004, Muslim Bengali settlers from Kalabanya of Aimachara Union under Barkal Thana slain an indigenous family of Dhandachara village of Bhushanchara Union under Barkal Thana in...

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Aug 05, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: 11 Indigenous People tortured...

On 2 August 2004 at 4.00 a.m. Bangladesh military led by Major Aziz from Sindukchari camp under Guimara brigade conducted an operation in Natun Para village of Lubramaram mouza under Guimara of Matiranga...

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Aug 05, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Communal Attack by Muslim...

On 1 August 2004 at 11.00 a.m., a group of Muslim Bengali settlers from the College Gate area of Rangamati municipality committed a violent communal attack on indigenous people in the College...

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Aug 02, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Military Camp and...

n the mid of this July the government of Bangladesh started setting up a new army camp over the land recorded in the name two indigenous people at Ghilachari Mukh Talukdarpara near the Panchari...

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Aug 02, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: PCJSS Meeting in Rangamati...

he PCJSS of the Rangamati Branch organized a two-day a meeting from 22 to 23 July 2004 at Rangamati Town Hall to discuss the current situation in the CHT. The President of PCJSS Rangamati...

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Jul 23, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Call to Enact Law to Safeguard...

Untitled Document Speakers at a training programme yesterday called on the government to enact and enforce law to safeguard the universal human rights of ethnic groups. The existing...

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Jul 23, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Statement at the WGIP

Untitled Document Greeting from Bangladesh Indigenous people and may thanks for giving me the floor for presenting the present situation of Indigenous People in Bangladesh. I am...

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Jul 19, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Move to make CHT Regional...

Untitled Document The government has announced the framing of rules for Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council and to make the Hill District Councils effective. The decision was...

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Jul 14, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: New Muslim Settlers occupying...

Untitled Document More than 100 new Muslim settler families arrived in Lalchari area under Ramgarh sub-division in Khagrachari hill district in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in...

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Jun 14, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Action Alert calling for...

The human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) has significantly worsened after taking over the office by a four-party coalition government led by the Bangladesh Nationalist...

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Jun 14, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on the human rights...

The human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) has significantly worsened after taking over the office by a four-party coalition government led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...

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May 27, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amnesty International...

On 26 August, nine women from tribal communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts were reported to have been sexually assaulted by Bengali settlers who attacked Jumma villages and set fire to hundreds...

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May 19, 2004

US Record on Human Rights Situation of UNPO M...

Untitled Document Supporting Human Rights and Democracy: The U.S. Record 2003-2004 is submitted to the Congress by the U.S. Department of State. In their report they cover...

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May 12, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh government...

Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, president of Bangladesh Forum for Indigenous People, could not leave for the USA as the government has barred him from leaving the country. He failed to join the third...

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Apr 23, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: UNDP launches $45.2m uplift...

4/22/2004 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) undertook a massive five-year development programme in three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts that also aims at building confidence...

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Apr 19, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Regional council to oversee...

Untitled Document The government yesterday decided to delegate the authority to oversee development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region to its regional council in line with ...

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Apr 19, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on military at...

Untitled Document Report on military atrocity Attack on Jumma people by Bengali settlers in Baghaichari: On 10 April 2004 the Bengali settlers led by the following BNP leaders...

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Mar 23, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Bangladesh Government...

The four-party alliance Government of Bangladesh led by Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia is contemplating to review Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Treaty, which brought an end to over two decades...

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Mar 05, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Danish envoy calling for...

Deputy Head of Mission of Royal Danish Embassy Tan B Hansen stated that peace is the prime prerequisite to the development of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). He was speaking at a function held at...

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Mar 03, 2004

Chittagong Hill Tracts: recent atrocities committed...

Army tortured 3 PCP workers in Ruma On 26 February 2004 three Pahari Chatra Parishad (PCP) members of Ruma Thana Branch including Mr. Uhla Ching Marma (22) and Mong U Ching Marma were severely...

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Sep 19, 2003

An Account of Communal Attack in Mahalchari upon...

A report on the atrocious attack by the Bengali settlers with the full backing of the local Army personnel on the Indigenous Jumma villages of Mahalchari Upazila under Khagrachari district in the...

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Sep 02, 2003

Situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

The 8th national parliamentary election was held on 1 October 2001, by which Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-alliance government came to the state power of Bangladesh. Since the signing of the...

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Jan 03, 2003

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Squandering the Peace...

“There was a consensus that peace and security at home are essential prerequisites for poverty reduction. The development partners encouraged that this should include follow up of the Chittagong...

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Jul 30, 2002

The human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill...

Input received from Priti Bindu Chakma, Coordinator CHT Humanity Concern The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), comprising Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban hill districts of the south-eastern part...

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