Human rights violations of Indigenous peoples, especially land-grabbing, continued unabated
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.
Researching the plight of Indigenous people is a passion of mine because I am Indigenous.
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.
The announcement by the Prime Minister that she wants to put an end to land disputes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) gives a glimmer of hope that the most sensitive component of the CHT Peace Accord may be resolved under the PM's leadership.
Experts yesterday stressed the need for bringing different ethnic minority communities to mainstream development and
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.
The CHT crisis is both a national as well as a political problem. Hence, for the greatest interest of the nation, there is no alternative but to fully implement the CHT Accord.
DECEMBER 2 will mark the 18th Anniversary of the signing of the CHT Peace Accord, and, regrettably, we are still talking about its full implementation.
Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity will hold a rally on Dec 2 from where it will announce its next court of action to realise its demand for implementing Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord.
THE Government of Bangladesh, the Ministry of Home in particular, has come up with a set of directives concerning the indigenous people of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) that are contradictory to the 1997 Peace Accord and detrimental to the core values and spirit of the country's Liberation War and independence.