There is no room to think that the deluge will stop if the government continues to ignore international calls for CHT Accord implementation.
Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples, especially land-grabbing, continued unabated
The state has slowly been leading to the dispossession of Indigenous Peoples from their land
Researching the plight of Indigenous people is a passion of mine because I am Indigenous.
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.
Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) peace accord will be implemented fully during the tenure of the present government as most of the points of the accord have already been implemented, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the prime minister, says that Bengalis living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts will not be deprived of legitimate claim on lands.
We wholeheartedly endorse the call of politicians, cultural activists, and indigenous leaders to the government to declare a definite roadmap for effective implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord.