Posts Tagged ‘ CHT ’

Between Delhi and Rangamati: Contrasting display of protests

January 4, 2013
Rahman Nasir Uddin
Between Delhi and Rangamati: Contrasting display of protests

Recently, two gang rapes took place – one in Delhi and the other in Rangamati. In the first case, a 23-year-old Delhi medical student was raped on a running bus on December 16 by six men and then was thrown off on the street.
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Posted in CHT, Law and Justice, Women's Rights | 16 Comments »

On tolerance and diversity

November 16, 2012
Prashanta Tripura
On tolerance and diversity

The International Day for Tolerance, observed on November 16, is meant to promote tolerance, i.e. “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures
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Posted in 1971, CHT, Communal Discord | 5 Comments »

Adivasi land rights

August 4, 2011
Sanjeeb Drong
Adivasi land rights

Like many countries in the developing world, Bangladesh too faces mounting pressure on its natural resources, including its lands and forests against the backdrop of a booming population. This pressure affects all Bangladeshis, but its implications are especially acute for the Adivasi communities around the country.
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Posted in CHT | 3 Comments »

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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Posted in CHT, Environment/Climate | 13 Comments »

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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Including the excluded

November 6, 2010
Devasish Roy Wangza
Including the excluded

The constitution of a country is meant to serve several purposes: (i) it should articulate and elaborate the fundamental principles of the policy of the state; (ii) these principles should be organic in nature so that they provide a framework for enabling laws, policies and programmes that may be adopted and refined, from time...
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