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Jummas boycott meeting called by army in Ruma in CHT, Bangladesh

Jummas boycott meeting called by army in Ruma in CHT, Bangladesh

Resistance against land grab in Lemuchari

chtnews.com News No. 177/2010, December 06, 2010 THE Jumma people in Mahalchari put up road blocks for a few hours on Khagrachari – Rangamati road in the morning today in protest at land grab attempts by Bengali settlers in Lemuchari. Hundreds of Jumma villagers gathered at Lemuchari, Bodanala, Noapara and Chobbish Mile and stopped vehicles […]

Jumma women killed in Kaokhali

29 March 2010 A Jumma woman has been killed in Kaokhali in Rangamati district allegedly over a land dispute with Bengali settlers.   The dead body of the victim, Dhurungya Chakma alias Chotoma (33) of Talukder Para village, has been recovered from a nearby jungle before dusk.

Bengali settlers constructed makeshifts on the Recorded lands of Jumma people at Pablakhali in Baghaichari – PCJSS

19  March 2010 Settlers constructed houses in Pablakhali Very recently Bengali settlers in the name of Bangladesh Muktijuddha Punarbasan Society (Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Rehabilitation Society) constructed around five hundred makeshifts on the recorded lands of Jumma people near Bhangamura army sub-zone camp at Pablakhali area under Khedarmara union and Amtali union of Baghaichari upazila in […]

Recognise traditional land rights before settling land disputes: UPDF

17 March 2010 The United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) in a statement today urged the government to enact legislations recognising the traditional land rights of the Jumma people and settle all land disputes in CHT on the basis of that law.”

Government resumes initiative to conduct land survey in CHT violating CHT Accord‏

17 March 2010 Following the recent communal attack on Jumma villagers in Baghaihat and Khagrachari by Bengali settlers with the support of military forces, government of Bangladesh resumed initiative to conduct land survey in Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban hill district of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). As part of this initiative, Land Ministry called an inter-ministerial […]

Land survey for conflict resolution in CHT?

14 March 2010 Courtesy: Daily Star By Ashok Kumar Chakma IN the wake of the violent conflicts in Khagrachari and Baghaihat, Rezaul Karim, the minister for land, expressed his view that there was no alternative to land survey for resolving land disputes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. In the same vein, after the first meeting […]

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, […]

CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS COMMISSION letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Baghaihat incident

CHT Commission Letter to Sheikh Hasina – Download Original letter in PDF CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS COMMISSION Co-Chairpersons: Sultana Kamal, Lord Eric Avebury, Ida Nicolaisen Members: Shapan Adnan, Lars-Anders Baer, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Sara Hossain, Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Lee Swepston, Robert Evans, Hideaki Uemura 22 February 2010 To Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Government of the […]

Unrest in the CHT

27 January 2010 Dighinala – Sajek road blockade by Indigenous Jumma women near Hajachara area. Photo by Soikat Dewan “Since 17 January 2010 Bengali settlers with the support of Baghaihat army zone resumed expansion of their settlement in Sajek area under Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district”. — PCJSS “Dozens of Jumma villagers have been tortured […]

Dispute over land at Sajek

Eight people of Ratkaba village under Sajek union at Baghaichhari upazila were injured when security personnel allegedly beat them up at Shaheed Ladumoni Chakma Bazar on Thursday following a dispute over land. The people who were injured include Gayanamoy Karbari, Gayanandu Chakma, Bindu Chakma, Shanti Bimal Chakma, Anadi Ranjan Chakma and Lojo Mukhi Chakma. Locals […]

Update of Sajek’s situation – Bengali settlers resume expansion of settlement in Sajek

2 3 January 2010 It is learnt that on 21 January 2010 two Jumma youths were caught by army of Baghaihat zone from nearby place of outpost of the zone closed to Baghaihat bazaar. The youths were preventing Jumma villagers from selling their product as Baghaihat bazaar was being boycotted in protest of expansion of […]

Mass torture and looting in Sajek

Dozens of Jumma villagers have been tortured and their houses looted in Sajek of Rangamati district. Reports reaching from the area said at around 12:25PM yesterday a group of army personnel from Baghaihat zone picked up two Jummas from Baghaihat bazaar for their support for the ongoing bazaar boycott programme. (The Sajek Jummas have been […]

Bengali settlers resume expansion of settlement in Sajek

21 January 2010 Since 17 January 2010 Bengali settlers with the support of Baghaihat army zone resumed expansion of their settlement in Sajek area under Baghaichari upazila in Rangamati district. It is learnt that Bengali settlers started to construct the house at Gangaram Duar area under Sajek union since 17 January 2010. A number of houses […]

Human chain formed against land grabbing in Bandarban

11 January 2010 Hundreds of people formed a human chain today in Bandarban town to protest against continuing land grabbing in the district. Organised by Citizens Committee of Bandarban and held in front of Bandarban Press Club at 10:30 AM, the human chain stretched from Sonali Bank to DC Office. An estimated over five hundred […]

CHT land disputes to be solved thru’ discussion – Sajeda tells view exchange meeting

11 January 2010 Deputy Leader of the House Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury yesterday said land disputes are the main problem in Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) area and the problem will be solved through discussions with the indigenous people. The CHT Land Commission is working to solve the problem. A land survey is needed and it is […]

Jamayat supporters attempt to occupy Tripua Village

10 January 2010 There are allegations that supporters of Bangladesh Jamayat-e Islami have been making attempts to occupy the village of Jote-ram Tripura Para in Bandarban Sadar Upazila, reports Prothom Alo, a national Bengali daily newspaper.

Land grab alleged in Nakyangchari

There have been allegations of encroachment of Jumma people’s land in Rezu Mouza under Nakyangchari Upazila in the southern CHT district of Bandarban. According to a report published today in the Chattagram Manch, a daily newspaper in Chittagong, the land encroached upon by Rahmat Ali, Ziaur Rahman, Zafar Alam and others belongs to late Thinka […]