Aug 30 2016 2:03PM
Where is Kalpana Chakma, our unseen sister?
One of the few pictures of Kalpana Chakma It has been 20 years since Kalpana Chakma was kidnapped by the state – taken from her home in Rangamati in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts by a group of plain-clothed security personnel bel...
Feb 18 2015 12:01PM
Silencing the people of the Chittagong Hills
The Indigenous people of the Chittagong Hills (CHT) are forbidden to talk to outsiders without security forces being present according to a new Bangladesh Government directive. ‘Outsiders’ includes people of their own country as well a...
Mar 2 2014 2:59PM
2013 Human Rights report on Indigenous people of Bangladesh
The 2013 Human Rights Report on Indigenous people of Bangladesh has been published by the Kapaeeng Foundation, with the support of Oxfam and the European Union. The report shows that, in 2013, the number of incidents of human rights ag...
Aug 16 2013 12:00AM
Vedanta: Ten Nil to the Dongria Kondh
In April 2013 the Indian Supreme Court put the decision about whether or not a bauxite mine could be built in Orissa back in the hands of the local village councils. Here one of our Country Coordinators for South Asia provides an updat...
Aug 9 2013 5:48PM
Indigenous Day in Bangladesh
I had the privilege of attending the Indigenous day celebrations in Dhaka on 9 th August 2011. It was a wonderful colourful event. I saw the clothes and dances of the peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts that I was familiar with and a...
Jul 29 2013 2:47PM
India: harassment and delaying tactics increasing after Orissa Mining court decision
The Dongria Khondh indigenous community of Orissa, in eastern India is still in danger of losing their ancestral land and the mountain that is sacred to them in spite of the Indian Supreme Court ruling in April. The ruling gave village...
Jun 25 2013 1:48PM
Personal experience of Land Rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
“ Indigenous peoples are guardians of nature” said Ban Ki Moon. On 12 th June Amnesty published “Pushed to the Edge”, which details the human rights issues in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region (CHT) of South East Bangladesh that I expe...