Chittagong Hill Tracts: Continued Violations
Below is an article published by Reuters:
tribal people in the country's Chittagong Hill Tracts, and said they enjoy more privileges than other citizens.
London-based Survival International, a worldwide support group for indigenous people, has said violence, land grabbing and intimidation still continued in the hill tracts and escalated since
Over 50 Jumma (tribal) activists have been arrested, often on false charges, the group alleged in a statement issued ahead of the 10th anniversary of a peace accord between the hill tribes and the
The accord, reached on December 2, 1997, formally ended a 25-year tribal insurgency over demand for autonomy, in which more than 8,500 rebels, soldiers and civilians had been killed.
"But 10 years on, with abuses escalating, international attention must focus on the Chittagong Hill Tracts once more."
"The allegation of any violence against the Jumma is totally false. We have found no evidence of it," said Rawshan Ara Begum, a senior official of the ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs.