Category Archives: Ethnic Minority

“I ain’t indigenous” – reflection of a Bengali

Wasfia Nazreen

Published in BDnews24 on 28 July 2011.

This piece challenges Bangladesh government’s position on the constitutional recognition for the indigenous peoples.

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Of hippos and endangered indigenous denizens

Wasfia Nazreen

Published in BDnews24 on 21 June 2011.

This piece discusses displacements of humans and other species in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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Disregarding the Jumma

Hana Shams Ahmed

Published in Himal on 15 June 2011.

This piece argues that the Bangladesh government’s continued failure to protect its indigenous peoples has forced them to seek international help.

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No god, no refuge, no New Year for the indigenous of Bangladesh

Wasfia Nazreen

Published in BDnews24 on 26 April 2011.

This piece discusses ethnic violence in Chittagong Hill Tracts in mid-April.

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Women in the CHT: The Violent Hills

Hana Shams Ahmed

Published in Forum on 5 March 2011.

This piece argues that women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts struggle to survive as quadruple minorities.

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Including the excluded

Wasfia Nazreen and Devasish Roy Wangza.

Published in the BDnews24 on 6 November 2010.

This piece asks for constitutional rights of the Adibashis of Bangladesh.

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Where the Streets Have no Name

Bina D’Costa.

The Daily Star Forum, 6 September 2010.

This piece  looks into displacement and dislocation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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Secularism, Bangali Hegemony and Our Constitution

By Hana Shams Ahmed.

Published in the Daily Star Forum on 6 September 2010.

This piece evaluates the lack of an indigenous voice in our constitution.

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The legacy of a disappearance

Tazreena Sajjad.

Published in the New Age on 12 June 2010.

Kalpana Chakma had a rightful place in the politics of this country … By demanding accountability and raising the plight of the Jumma people, she had joined the ranks of leaders, Bengali and non-Bengali before her, who had wanted Bangladesh to be one that was accepting of differences. Her disappearance signifies how far we have yet to go before we can truly call ourselves a democratic nation.

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An interview of Raja Devashish Roy

By Hana Shams Ahmed

Published in the Himal on 1 June 2010.

Mr Roy speaks about the concerns and problems that continue to face the Adivasis of the CHT.

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