Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples, especially land-grabbing, continued unabated
The government must punish perpetrators and ensure indigenous land rights
On December 11, we marked International Mountain Day, a day to reflect on mountains, their ecosystems, and the environment.
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.
The Adibashis epitomise some of the clearest manifestations of the pluricultural and multilingual heritage of Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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.
The lack of government will over holding elections to the regional council and the three district councils in Chittagong Hill Tracts has long been depriving indigenous people of their right to have elected representatives in those local bodies.
Three women’s rights platforms forms a human chain in front of Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka's Shahbagh this morning demanding immediate arrests and exemplary punishment of all the perpetrators who raped two indigenous girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) this month.
Just a day after the killing of Shaktiman Chakma, chairman of Naniarchar Upazila Parishad in Rangamati, another five people were shot dead in the hill district yesterday. The five, including a Bangalee driver, were on a microbus full of political leaders and activists headed for Hugurmara area of the upazila to attend the funeral of Shaktiman.
The Supreme Court adjourns for four weeks hearing on the appeals filed against the 2010 High Court verdict that declared the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council illegal and unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court adjourns till March 6 hearing on the appeals filed against the 2010 High Court verdict that declared the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council illegal and unconstitutional.
Man-made causes contributed largely to the recent landslides in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and a political commitment is required to address those causes for averting disaster in the region, say experts.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina express deep shock at the loss of lives caused by the overnight landslides in the hilly districts of Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati.
So far 133 people are killed in landslides in Chittagong, Rangamati and Bandarban districts followed by incessant rain caused by the depression that formed in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.
At least 100 people including four army men are killed in Rangamati while 26 in Chittagong and seven in Bandarban in separate incidents of landslide after daylong rain on June 12, 2017, caused by a depression in the Bay.
Human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has urged Bangladesh government to conduct an independent and impartial investigation into Friday’s arson attacks on indigenous people in Longadu upazila of Rangamati.