Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023

2022 proved how far we still are from peace in the CHT

Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples, especially land-grabbing, continued unabated

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Protect Mro community from violent land grabbers

The government must punish perpetrators and ensure indigenous land rights

December 15, 2022
December 15, 2022

Moving mountains together

On December 11, we marked International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on mountains, their ecosystems, and the environment.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

CHT peace accord: 25 years on, full implementation still elusive

It has been 25 years since the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord was signed, but rights activists and leaders of the party that signed it with the government say key clauses of the agreement still remain unimplemented.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Implementing the CHT Accord for a non-communal Bangladesh

The Adibashis epitomise some of the clearest manifestations of the pluricultural and multilingual heritage of Bangladesh.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

CHT Accord implementation still incomplete

How much longer must the people of CHT wait?

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

Fire in the hills; locals surviving on leaves, wild herbs

Locals are claiming that a fire caused by the LAMA Rubber Industries on land used for jhum farming in Bandarban is now causing food and water shortage in the remote areas of Lama upazila.

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

UPL launches Ananda Bikash Chakma’s new book, ‘Carpus Mahal Theke Shanti Chukti'

Dr Anand Bikash Chakma, Associate Professor at the department of History, Chittagong University, launched his book, Carpus Mahal Theke Shanti Chukti: Parbotto Chattogram-e Rashtrio Nitir Itihash (University Press Limited, 2021), at a virtual programme organised by UPL on September 9, 2021. 

October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019

Foreign trips for knowledge? Doesn’t seem so

Although the three hill district councils spend overTk 1.5 crore each year for sending their and the CHT affairs ministry’s staff members abroad for study tours, the application of knowledge from such trips remains vague.

August 12, 2018
August 12, 2018

Tea Project in Hills: Result not so encouraging

A grand plan by the Bangladesh Tea Board to encourage small-scale tea plantations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has met with little