Chittagong Hill Tracts: Report on the human rights situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Region
Jumma indigenous people become hostage to repressive Bangladeshi islamic military regime in CHT
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 (BNP) in October
2001. It can be assumed from a recent incident in which the government barred
the leader of the Jumma indigenous people of the CHT, Mr. Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo
Larma, to leave the country! The government violated his fundamental right to
move freely within Bangladesh and leave the country as enshrined in the Article
36 of the Constitution of Bangladesh obviously because of his distinct indigenous
ethnic origin and religious and cultural backgrounds, and its worse human rights
records in the CHT.
Mr. Larma was invited by the United Nations Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues to attend its 3rd session held from 10-21 May 2004 in New
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The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent and democratic membership organisation. Its Members are indigenous peoples, minorities, unrecognised States and occupied territories that have joined together to defend their political, social and cultural rights, to preserve their environments and to promote their right to self-determination.