Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bangladesh-Flag-8The majority of Bangladesh’s 142.3 million people are Bengalis but approximately 3 million are indigenous peoples belonging to at least 54 different ethnic groups. These peoples are concentrated in the north, and in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in the south-east of the country. In the CHT, the indigenous peoples are commonly known as Jummas for their common practice of swidden cultivation (crop rotation agriculture) locally known as jum. (IWGIA)

Bangladesh: Report on military atrocity upon the Jumma villagers and PCJSS members in Bandarban following kidnapping of a Karbari

The army of 19 Bengal from Rowangchari sub-zone led by Lt. Colonel Moshiur Rahman has...

Bangladesh: Indigenous rights groups make a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee

A coalition of indigenous rights organizations today made a joint submission to the UN Human...

Bangladesh: {22 March 2017} Rehearing on final investigation report of Kalpana Chakma abduction case

The hearing of the no-confidence petition in Kalpana Chakma abduction case was held on 10...

Bangladesh: Full and Immediate Implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord...

The CHT Peace Accord ended 22 years of war between the Government of Bangladesh and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS). 17 Years...

Regional Report of the Partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and the UN-REDD Programme

Thirteen countries in Asia are preparing to get ready for REDD+. While these countries are...

Asia Report on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples for COP21

This report is a summary of national reports of indigenous peoples from 12 countries in...

Indigenous peoples human rights defenders field handbook on human rights documentation and advocacy

This Handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous...

National security laws and measures: The impacts on indigenous peoples

The implementation of national security laws, measures, programs and policies results to serious and adverse...

Indigenous Peoples & National Human Rights: Institutions in Asia Good practices and challenges

This publication is a compilation of seven country studies conducted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia,...

Bangladesh: Punish attackers, return land: Demand Santals

Indigenous Santals formed a human chain along Rangpur-Bogra highway at Gobindaganj in the district yesterday...

Bangladesh: Chakma college girl found throat-slit in Khagrachhari

Police recovered the throat-slit body of a female college student from her house in Arambagh...

Bangladesh: 23 ethnic people killed last year

At least 23 people, including six women and girls of indigenous communities, were killed in...

Bangladesh: Khasi people seek security

The government should take initiative to ensure security of the indigenous Khasi people who are...

‘500 indigenous families have left Bangladesh’

At least five hundred plain land indigenous families have left the country in last ten...