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Indigenous people's rights under threats

Chittagong Hill Tracts

Indigenous people's rights under threats

The human rights of indigenous communities in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are under threat, said the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) Co-chair Sultana Kamal. She made the comment while briefing journalists at the auditorium of Khagrachhari Parjatan Motel yesterday. Implementation of different government projects is dealing a blow to the indigenous people in the region, she said. Regarding the issue of establishing a BGB battalion in Babuchhara of Khagrachhari, she said local administration should have acquired the land taking into consideration the rights of local indigenous people, who were evicted...

UPDF men hurl 7 petrol bombs in Khagrachhari

UPDF men hurl 7 petrol bombs in Khagrachhari

Activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) hurled seven patrol bombs targeting police and vandalised a microbus during a half-day road blockade programme in Khagrachhari today. Police had to fire at least nine bullets to disperse the protesters but none was hurt, reports our Khagrachhari correspondent. The law enforcers picked up at least two people...

Myanmar returns arms, ammo of slain BGB man

Myanmar returns arms, ammo of slain BGB man

Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) today returned the arms and ammunition which they took away from slain Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) nayek Mizanur Rahman. A sub-machine gun (SMG), four magazines and 120 bulletswere handed over to a BGB delegation at a sector commander-level flag meeting at Maungdaw in Myanmar, said BGB Cox's Bazar Sector...

Bangladesh-Myanmar border crisis

WHAT happened on 28 May at Naikhanchori on the Bangladesh Myanmar border was most unfortunate and totally unwarranted. Unprovoked firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar killed Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman (43), a brave soldier of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB). Myanmar BGP opened fire without provocation near border pillar 52 at Naikkhanchhari of Bandarban district, wounding Mizanur. BGP then intruded into Bangladesh territory and took away injured Mizanur. Mizanur apparently died without medical attention at the hands...

BGB Nayek Mizanur Rahman laid to rest

BGB Nayek Mizanur Rahman laid to rest

  Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Nayek Mizanur Rahman, who was shot dead by Myanmar border troops in Naikhangchhari-Myanmar border area of Bandarban on May 28, was laid to eternal rest at his village home in Debidar of Comilla yesterday. The body of Mizanur, son of martyred lance corporal Abdul Hafiz, was flown to Comilla by...

BSF kills Bangladeshi on Jhenidah frontier

BSF kills Bangladeshi on Jhenidah frontier

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi national along Sreenathpur frontier in Jhenidah early today. The victim is Ripon Hossain, 26, son of Raihan Uddin of Sarishaghata village of Moheshpur upazila, reports our Jhenidah correspondent quoting Habildar Halim Mollah, commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp in Moheshpur. Ripon, a cattle trader, along...

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar to withdraw army from border soon: Minister

Myanmar will withdraw its troops deployed along the Naikkhangchhari border soon, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said today following escalation of tension between the neighbouring countries following firing on Bangladesh border guards. The minister said the killing of a Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) nayek on Wednesday and firing on BGB men on...

Gidari River

India 'to stop' work on barrage

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has told the BGB that India will stop the construction of a barrage on the Gidari river, just 400 metres upstream from the no-mans' land at Kutibari border in the district's Aditmari upazila. The BSF came up with the decision at a battalion-level flag meeting between the two forces in Dinhata Police Station of India's Cooch Behar district, opposite to Kutibari border, yesterday. Lt Col Shafiul Alam Khan, commanding officer of Lalmonirhat 15 BGB Battalion, led...

Buddhist monks protest move to acquire 25 acres of land

Buddhist monks protest move to acquire 25 acres of land

Buddhist monks and indigenous people formed a human chain in the district town yesterday, protesting BGB's move to acquire about 25 acres of land at Taracha mouza in Rowangchhari upazila. They have urged the government not to allocate the land to the BGB as several historical structures, including Ram Jadi temple, meditation centre, Ram...

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

6 BGB men hurt in Kushtia road crash

Six members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were injured as a pick-up van carrying them hit a roadside tree in Kushtia town early today. Four of the injured were flown to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital (CMH) by a helicopter in critical condition, reports our Kushtia correspondent quoting Major Tareque Mahmud of BGB battalion 32...

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