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Rohingya crisis sparks fear among Bangladeshi Buddhists

‘In 2012, rioters torched a number of Buddhist temples in Bangladesh in some of the worst violence against the minority in the country’s history’ As thousands of Rohingya flee ethnic violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh’s small Buddhist community fears the crisis could spark a violent backlash from their Muslim neighbours. Many Bangladeshis are angry over the […]

Press Statement of Raja Devasish Roy, Chakma Circle Chief on Behalf of the Chakma Circle, Chittagong Hill Tracts on the “Rohingya issue

Raja Barrister Devashish Roy press conference at Raj office Rangamati on Rohingya issue. 17 September 2017. Rangamati, Chittagong Hill Tracts Press Statement of Barrister Raja Devasish Roy The inhabitants of the Chakma Circle are deeply distressed at the recent arrival in Bangladesh, in tragic circumstances, of a few hundred thousand men, women and children, members […]

UN rejects Govt’s view

The general segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) session rejected the official position of Bangladesh government on the non-Bangalee people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), and adopted the report of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Bangladesh government, represented by Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, raised its concern over […]

Press Release by International Council for the Indigenous Peoples of CHT (ICIP-CHT) – “UN ECOSOC rejects Bangladesh Government’s challenge to UNPFII’s mandate to deal with CHT Accord”

UN ECOSOC rejects Bangladesh Government’s challenge to UNPFII’s mandate to deal with CHT Accord The General Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), whose session started on 22nd July, ended yesterday (29th) in Geneva, Switzerland. ECOSOC is the parent body of several subsidiary bodies, including the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues […]

CHT Commissions letter to the UN Ecomomic and Social Council (ECOSOC) President

29 July, 2011         To download: CHTCommission_Statement_ECOSOC To His Excellency Lazarous Kapambwe President of the Economic and Social Council The United Nations Greetings from the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission. While the Economic and Social Council’s session is going on, the CHT Commission objects to statements made recently by Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Dipu Moni, stating that […]

Statement of Raja Devasish Roy, Chakma Chief and member of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issiue on the statement of the foreign minister of Banladesh Dr Dipu Moni on the Indigenous status of the peoples of the CHT

Statement of Raja Devasish Roy, Chakma Chief and member of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issiue on the statement of the foreign minister of Banladesh Dr Dipu Moni on the Indigenous status of the peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts asmentioned in the report of the 10th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous […]

CHT Commission’s letter to Prime Minister – Concern regarding the 15th amendment of the constitution

To download: CHTCommission_LetterToPM_Constitution Honourable Prime Minister, Greetings from the Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission. The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) expresses its serious concern about the contents of the 15th amendment to the National Constitution of Bangladesh, which was passed by the Parliament on 30th June 2011. The CHT Commission had been hopeful that the four […]

PCJSS rejects 15th Amendment of Constitution and terming of indigenous peoples as ‘Bengali’

PCJSS protested against terming indigenous peoples as ‘Bengali’ and non-recognition of indigenous peoples and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord of 1997 in the Constitution. PCJSS rejected the Fifteen Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2011 and asked the government for its revision. PCJSS leaders expressed their agitation in a large public meeting held on 8 July 2011 in […]

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Report on the tenth session (16 – 27 May 2011)

(Extracted copy in relation to the recommendations on Bangladesh / CHT. For full report please click  10th Session Report 2011 102. The Permanent Forum takes note of the study by Lars-Anders Baer on the status of the implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 (E/C.19/2011/6). The Permanent Forum also takes note of the […]

Presentation of the study on the status of implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 at the UNPFII – 10th session, May 25, 2011

To download: LARS-PF11lars-anders280

Joint statement by Ain o Shalish Kendro, ASK: Ecosoc-accredited national NGO, supported by International Environment Network (IEN) at the Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 – 27 May 2011

To download: Wasfia-Agenda 8 FINAL.WN Thank you, Madame Chairperson and warm and respectful greetings to all. I feel privileged and honored that I, as a Bengali, can add voice to the plight of the indigenous peoples of my land. However, a part of me also feels ashamed that I come here, as a Bengali, whose […]

Joint statement by Chittagong Hill Tracts Citizen’s Committee (CHT-CC), Indigenous Peoples Development Facilitators Forum (IPDFF), and Land is Life, at the 10th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues 16-27 May 2011

To download: U K Zan-Statement on CHT Accord Thank you, Madame Chair, for giving me the floor. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your election as the chairperson of the 10th session of UNPFII and to all other members for their nominations to the Forum. Madame Chair, We are […]

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 […]

Raja Devasish Roy’s statement at the 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 – 27 May 2011

To download: RDR-CHT-Accrd-8-Final-Vrsn Madame Chairperson, Indigenous, state & non-governmental delegations, ladies & gentlemen CONGRATULATIONS TO RAPPORTEUR I offer my congratulations to Mr. Lars Anders Baer for his report on the Implementation Status of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 (E/C.19/2011/6). It is well-researched and factual, and contains reasonable and implementable recommendations. I also commend […]

PCJSS’s statement at the 10th Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 -17 May 2011

To download: MKC-PF11angal282 Thank you, Madame Chair, distinguished Govemment delegates, honorable indigenous sisters and brothers, I, on behalf of PCJSS, political party of indigenous Jumma peoples which signed chittagong Hill Tracts (cHT) Accord in 1997, would like to take this opportunity to thank Special Rapporteur on the Study on the status of implementation ofthe cHT […]

Kapaeeng Foundation and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum’s statement at the 10th Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

To download: Lina-Intervention on peace accord (Final) Thank you, Madame Chair, distinguished Government delegates, honorable indigenous sisters and brothers, I, on behalf of Kapaeeng Foundation, a national human rights organisation of indigenous peoples and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum, national platform of indigenous peoples, congratulate Mr. Lars-Anders Baer, the Special Rapporteur, for his authentic and excellent […]

Joint statement by Amnesty International and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) at the 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Headquarters, New York May 16-27, 2011

To download: joint statement ai+iwgia, 10th Session UNPFII-1 Thank you Madam Chair for allowing us this opportunity to address the Permanent Forum. We would like to start by complimenting the Special Rapporteur on his study on the status of implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997. The study provides a useful overview of […]

North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement on CHT Peace Accord at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 10th Session. 15 – 27 May 2011

To download: IIWF-North America-PF11celeste293 Good morning. As this is the first time I take the floor, I congratulate the Chair and new Members of the Permanent Forum for their appointment. The North America Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the 10th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues expresses our firm support for the following […]