Jun 09, 2016

Chittagong Hill Tracts: Amnesty International to Ask Bangladeshi Authorities Information on Disappeared Kalpana Chakma

Chittagong Hill Tract’s activist Kalpana Chakma was abducted on 12 June 1996,  at the age of 23. Her two brothers were also kidnapped, but managed to escape. Despite having information on the abductors, the Bangladeshi authorities have failed to investigate and now, almost twenty years later, Amnesty International is asking the government to stand up to its responsibilities by answering this simple question: where is Kalpana?


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 Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts who campaigned for the rights of indigenous peoples, was abducted from her home by plain-clothed security officers. Her brothers Kalindi and Lal, who were also abducted, managed to escape and identified their three captors by name. However, the police failed to investigate. Kalpana Chakma, 23 at the time, has never been seen since. To mark the 20th anniversary of her disappearance, stand with us by taking a photo of yourself holding one of our posters (download here: https://we.tl/6wYdjg8YN7) or design your own and ask the Bangladeshi authorities, “Where is Kalpana?” #MyUnseenSister