Of hippos and endangered indigenous denizens

June 21, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
Of hippos and endangered indigenous denizens

On 19 June 2011 a national English daily reported that our honourable State Minister for Environment and Forests, Dr Hasan Mahmud, is planning to introduce hippopotami, imported from Africa, into the Kaptai Lake area of Rangamati, in the semi-autonomous region of Chittagong Hill Tracts.
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No god, no refuge, no New Year for the indigenous of Bangladesh

April 26, 2011
Wasfia Nazreen
No god, no refuge, no New Year for the indigenous of Bangladesh

Water drenched, tropical sweat-soaked while celebrating Songkrant festival just north of Chiang Mai, Thailand, my phone started getting clogged with alarming news coming from the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Another arson attack, another settler versus indigenous clash and henceforth more deaths, another authority-backed violent incident in our country, another media outcry that doesn’t tell all the...
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