Category Archives: Ethnic Minority

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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Connecting the visible dots: A post-Accord history

By Naeem Mohaiemen

Published in the Daily Star on 16 April 2010.

This piece outlines political developments in the Chittagong Hill Tracts since the 1997 Accord.

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‘Manush bachao’

By Jyoti Rahman

Published in Himal on 4 April 2010.

Myths and misperceptions persist in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, as the third round of violence gathers momentum since the signing of the 1997 CHT accord.

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Chittagong Hill Tracts: Development without peace

by Naeem Mohaiemen

Published in the Daily Star on 25 February 2010.

This piece discusses the tribulations of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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On withdrawal of troops from CHT

Hanufa Shamsuddin and Jyoti Rahman

Published by the New Age on 29 October 2009.

The underlying cause of tension in the Chittagong Hill Tracts is the reality of continuing discrimination faced by the region’s indigenous peoples in terms of the ongoing land encroachment and eviction, often in the name of development (eco-parks, plantations, construction of infrastructure), discrimination in access to justice and protection of the law.

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