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Settler attempts to grab land in Panchari

 December 22, 2009 The settlers are making attempts to grab 7 acres of land belonging to four Jumma individuals in Panchari under Khagrachari district. The land, which falls under third class category suitable only for plantations, lies in Taiongpara village under Choto Panchari Mouza in Latiban Union and belongs to Chandra Joy Tripura son of […]

South Asia Sub-regional Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights held in Bangladesh

Belated news- On 11-13 November 2009 ‘South Asia Sub-regional Training Seminar on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Promotion and Implementation of ILO Convention 169 and UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ at the BCDM (BRAC Centre for Development and Management) of Rajendrapur in Gazipur, Bangladesh. The event was jointly organised by Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact […]

Human rights groups urge Land Commission to cancel CHT land survey decision

Belated news On 7 October 2009 at a press conference held at Reporters’ Unity auditorium in Dhaka, human rights groups urged the Land Commission to scrap its decision to conduct a land survey in CHT before resolving the land disputes. They made the demand following the announcement of the CHT Land Commission on September 8 […]

Scrap decision to conduct CHT land survey

22 Dec 09 Speakers at a dialogue yesterday urged the CHT Land Commission to scrap its decision to conduct a land survey in Chittagong Hill Tracts without resolving the prevailing land disputes. Conducting land survey before resolving the disputes stands against the spirit of the CHT peace accord and the traditional land ownership system in […]

Settlers attempt to grab land in Langudu

December 16, 2009 The illegal Bengali settlers have been making repeated attempts to grab approximately 50 acres of land belonging to Jumma people in Langudu Upazila under Rangamati district. Sources from Langudu said 21 settler families from Bheibone Chara have been trying to grab the land since October. The lands are registered in favour of […]

Settler grabs land in Kobakhali

November 14, 2009 A Bengali settler has grabbed 1.2 acres of registered land belonging to Niron Chakma, 40, in Kobakhali village under Pablakhali Mouza in Dighinala. Mr. Niron Chakma (son of Nitipurna Chakma) alleged that one Yunusur Rahman s/o Anisur Rahman had begun ploughing the land since 5pm on 12 November.

12 Years of CHT Peace Accord, Land remains root cause of conflicts

02 Dec 2009 Disputes over land, the root cause of the crises in Chittagong Hill Tracts, still exist even after 12 years of signing of the CHT Peace Accord. Indigenous and Bangalee people in Khagrachhari, Rangamati and Bandarban have had to bear the brunt of the land disputes since 1979 when the then government rehabilitated […]

Jumma Peoples Network UK’s resource centre

To view pdf documents, you must install Adobe Acrobat Reader(Click here to install free Adobe Acrobat Reader). Dr R S Dewan’s report on the first group meeting beween the .txt Dr R S Dewan’s report on the second group meeting beween the.txt Dr R S Dewan’s report on the third group meeting beween the .txt […]

BMSC forms human chain to protest Boroitali land grab attempts

chtnews.com News No. 61/2009, June 19, 2009 The Bangladesh Marma Students’ Council (BMSC) yesterday formed a human chain to protest attempts by a group of settlers to grab 300 acres of land belonging to Jumma people in Boroitali in Ramgarh. (Please see photo attached) The leaders of the organisation also sent a memorandum to the […]

BMSC forms human chain to protest Boroitali land grab attempts

chtnews.com News No. 61/2009, June 19, 2009 The Bangladesh Marma Students’ Council (BMSC) yesterday formed a human chain to protest attempts by a group of settlers to grab 300 acres of land belonging to Jumma people in Boroitali in Ramgarh. (Please see photo attached) The leaders of the organisation also sent a memorandum to the […]

Police frustrate land grab attempt in Khagrachari

chtnews.com News No. 67/2009, June 21, 2009 Police have frustrated a settler attempt to grab land in Khagrachari. The settlers have been trying to occupy approximately 600 acres of land in Betchari under Kamalchari Union No. 2. On 19 June, a group of settlers went to Moddyo (Middle) Betchari and began planting trees there. But […]

200 Mro families in fear of land-grabbers and terrorists in Bandarban

chtnews.com News No. 73/2009, June 25, 2009 About 200 ethnic Mro families in Ronjupara, Penaipara, Chakkoipara and Bhattyapara under Tonkaboti Union in Bandarban Sadar Upazila have been living in fear of land grabbers and terrorists, says Prothom Alo, a leading national Bengali daily. In a news article today, 25 June, the daily says “Since the […]

Army camp grabs 20 acres, evicts 3 families in Harinathpara

News No. 162/2008/ Army camp grabs 20 acres, evicts 3 families in Harinathpara‏ Army camp grabs 20 acres, evicts 3 families in Harinathpara chtnews.com News No. 162/2008, October 28, 2008 Three Jumma families have been displaced in Harinathpara under Golabari Union of Khagrachari district after an army camp was built there in April 2007.

Indigenous people in CHT become victim of land grabbing, displacement

Indigenous people in CHT become victim of land grabbing, displacement Staff Correspondent The Daily Star Thursday, August 7, 2008 12:57 AM GMT+06:00 Indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are now under threat from large-scale displacement due to land grabbing, setting up of parks and social forestation, Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) leaders said […]

Ethnic minority people’s rights to land, forest demanded

New Age, Dhaka, Wednesday, August 27, 2008 The ethnic minority leaders and academics at a discussion on Tuesday called upon the government to be respectful to the ethnic minority people’s customary rights to land and forest resources which provide them with livelihood supports.

Fresh tension over land grabbing in Sajek

chtnews.com News No. 130/2008, July 27, 2008 Fresh tension over land grabbing has been reported from Sajek in Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati district where 77 Jumma houses had been burnt down in an army-settler joint attack over three months earlier, on 20 April.

Rev. Dr. Jinbodhi Bhikkhu slams Sajek settler attack

chtnews.com News No. 98/2008, June 6, 2008 Rev. Dr. Jinbodhi Bhikkhu, professor of Pali Department, Chittagong University, slammed the settlers for the 20 April communal attack on four Jumma villages in Sajek that left over one hundred houses burned to the ground.

Ex-UPDF member arrested in Ghagra

chtnews.com News No. 100/2008, June 8, 2008 Army personnel in Ghagra yesterday detained Purno Bikash Chakma aged 36 s/o Indra Ketu Chakma, an ex-member of the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF).