Friday, January 19, 2018

Bangladesh

The 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: Engage indigenous peoples in the process of implementation and review...

Discussion meeting urges the government The Government of Bangladesh should engage indigenous peoples including indigenous women across the country in implementing and reviewing the progress...

Bangladesh: Follow-Up of Longadu Arson Attack: Relatives of Guna Mala &...

The affected Jumma villagers of Longadu arson attack and relatives of deceased Guna Mala Chakma expressed their fear of denial of justice. Out of...

Bangladesh: Implement UPR recommendations by May 2018

Discussion in Dhaka urges government The discussants urged the government to implement the UPR recommendations related to indigenous peoples by May 2018. The discussion meeting...

Bangladesh: Rights group for perpetrators’ trial thru fair probe

Human Rights Forum Bangladesh on Wednesday demanded trail of perpetrators through neutral and fair investigation into the arson attack on national minorities at Langadu...

Bangladesh: 3 investigations, 39 Investigation Officers fail to trace Kalpana Chakma

Three investigations and 39 investigation officers have so far failed to unearth the mystery of the abduction of Kalpana Chakma and trace the Hill...

Bangladesh: FOLLOW-UP: MASSIVE ARSON ATTACK ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN LONGADU

On 2 June 2017 Bengali settlers organized a pre-planned massive attacks on indigenous Jumma people in Tintila, Manikjorchara and Batya Para of Longadu upazila...

Bangladesh: Massive arson attacks on indigenous peoples in Longadu

Over 300 houses gutted, 1 woman killed, 3 missing On 2 June 2017 massive arson attacks of Bengali settlers in the Tintilla and Manikjurchara area...

Bangladesh: Civic rights team denied access to Bandarban for on-site inquiry...

On 6 May 2017 a 14-member civic rights team comprising human rights defenders, journalists, social activists and advocates was barred from entering Bandarban district...

Bangladesh: Food crisis hits atleast 500 families of 45 indigenous villages...

Food crisis or famine has broken out throughout the Sajek valley under Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati Hill District severely affecting at least 45 villages...