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Survival International’s statement at the House of Lords seminar on CHT – 04 July 2011

House of Lords seminar’s video  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cht+seminar+at+house+of+lords&aq=f) Militarization and its impact on the Jumma People Survival International is a worldwide organisation supporting the rights of tribal peoples. We have been campaigning for the rights of the Jumma peoples for 30 years. The military conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts began in the late 1970s with the formation […]

GHRD’s Statement at the House of Lords conference on implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord, 4 July, 2011

House of Lords seminar’s video  http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cht+seminar+at+house+of+lords&aq=f) Thank you to Lord Avebury and the Jumma People’s Network for the invitation to speak at this very important event. We are pleased to be present today to share some of our observations from monitoring the situation for the Jumma in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Sadly, our recent interviews with […]

Statement by the Saami Council at the 10th sessions 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Headquarters, New York 16 -27 May 2011

To download: Sami-Council-Statement_v1 on CHT Accord I thank you Madam Chair for giving me the opportunity to address the Permanent Forum.The Indigenous Saami Council congratulates the Special Rapporteur on giving an overview of the current state of the implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord. The Saami Council believes that the 1997 Chittagong Hill […]

Fear engulfs Kaokhali as army step up patrol

08 April 2010 The Jumma villagers in Kaokhali have been living in fear, as the army has stepped up patrol of the Jumma-inhabited areas since the murder of Jharna Dewan on 29 March by illegal Bengalee settlers.   “The members of Bangladesh military have been patrolling Jumma villages such as Talukdarpara, Ullah, Rengeypara, Panchari, Sugunochari […]

Kaokhali Jummas protest killing of Jharna Dewan

31 March 2010 Jumma villagers staged a demonstration in Kaokhali yesterday in protest at the killing of Jharna Dewan alias Dhurungyo by Bengali settlers.   About 500 Jummas took part in the protest, which was organised under the banner of the Residents of Kaokhali. They marched from Talukder Para to Kaokhali College.   However, the […]

Photo exhibition on Sajek and Khagrachari attacks held‏ in Dhaka, Bangladesh

15 March 2010 A photo exhibition on the recent attacks on Jumma people in Sajek and Khagrachari was held today on Dhaka University campus. Inaugurated by Dr. Akmal Hossain, professor of International Relations Department at Dhaka University, the exhibition put a total of 109 photographs on display.

“Such incidents cannot take place without instigation of army and

15 March 2010 “After on-the-spot inquiry we have found that such incidents cannot  take place without the instigation of the army and administration, and therefore, we demand that the army officers and administrative officers involved in these incidents be brought to justice.”

Amnesy International: Bangladesh- Army opens fire on indigenous population, at least two dead

26 February 2010 Amnesty International is calling on the government of Bangladesh to carry out a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the death of two Jumma indigenous residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts after the army opened fire on them on 20 February 2010. Although government officials have confirmed only two deaths, according to […]

BANGLADESH: INVESTIGATE ARMY’S ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS – Amnesty International’s Public Statement

26 February 2010 Download: Amnsesty International – public statement – Investigate Army’s alleged involvement in HR abuse in CHT Amnesty International calls on the government of Bangladesh to carry out a prompt, independent and impartial investigation into the death of two Jumma indigenous residents of the Chittagong Hill Tracts after the army opened fire on […]

Late update on Khagrachari incident – 24 February 2010, 9.25 pm (local time)

24 February 2010 1.      In the morning of 24 February 2010 a GoB Team including the State minister of Home Ministry, the State minister of Law ministry and the State minister of MoCHTA visited Bagaihut and gave assurances of proper rehabilitation and punishment of the culprits.  2.      In the afternoon, they held meeting in Khagrachari […]

Update of Khagrachari Incidents – PCJSS

24 February 2010 Courtesy: Daily Star  Update of Khagrachari Incidents 24 Feb 2010 Morning 1. Occurrence of the Incidents on 23 February 2010UPDF, protesting the communal attack upon the Jumma People in Bagaihut on 19 and 20 February 2010, gave a call for strike in Rangamati and Khagrachari Hill Districts of CHT. Astonishingly a group […]

Over 100 tribals arrested in Bangladesh:- Visiting Home Minister urged to stop impending violence –

24 February 2010 PRESS RELEASE: by Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) (ACHR has Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC) New Delhi: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) accused the Bangladesh government of only arresting people from the tribal communities from in and around Khagrachari district. About 100 indigenous tribal peoples including 40 […]

Bangladesh: Indigenous Peoples Massacred For Land Grab – Asian Centre for Human Rights’ report

24 February 2010 Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) [ACHR has Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC] ACHR’s report: Bangladesh- IPs Massacred For Land Grab On 19 – 20 February 2010, the Bangladesh army personnel and illegal Bengali settlers under the overall command of Lt Col. Wasim, Commander of the Baghihat zone Army Camp, […]

ACHR 2nd Press Release – Attacks on indigenous Jummas spread to mainland Bangladesh

23 February 2010                         Press Release                        ————–       Attacks on indigenous Jummas spread to mainland Bangladesh   New Delhi: The attacks on indigenous Jumma peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts has spread to mainland Bangladesh. At 7.00 pm Bangladesh Standard Time today i.e. 23 February 2010 indigenous Jumma peoples at Oxygen area, Chittagong […]

ACHR Press Release – Bangladesh burns more tribal villages

ACHE Press Release – Bangladesh burns more tribal villages 23 February 2010

Follow-up of Baghaihat communal attack on indigenous Jumma peoples

22 February 2010 Till today (on 22 February 2010) the section 144 is still going on. Due to continuing section 144, the Jumma villagers could not trace out dead bodies of the killed. Today in the morning, Bengali settlers ran after some of Jumma villagers who went to see ablaze village of Nayapara Guchhagram. However, […]

Massive communal attack on Jumma villages by military forces and Bengali settlers in Baghaihat area in Rangamati

21 February 2010 A. Introduction: On 19-20 February 2010 massive communal attack on Jumma villages was made by military forces and Bengali settlers at Baghaihat area of Sajek union under Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district. It is reported that at 8 Jumma villagers including a woman were killed and 25 Jumma villagers wounded in this […]

Bangladesh army burns down UN sponsored Chakma villages

20 February 2010 – Three Chakmas shot dead, dozens injured – – United Nations urged to intervene- New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today sought the intervention of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay with the government of Bangladesh for taking appropriate actions against the burning down of the tribal […]