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Soldiers Rape and Assault Marma Girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Featured image: The Marma, like other tribes of the CHT, have faced years of violence, land-grabbing and intimidation. © Mark McEvoy/Survival International      by Survival International Two sisters from the Marma indigenous tribe of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh are being held against their will after being raped and sexually assaulted at gun point, allegedly by … Continue reading Soldiers Rape and Assault Marma Girls in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched

     by Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) via Cultural Survival A massive communal and arson attack on four Jumma localities was carried by the Bengali Muslim settlers with the support of army and police in Longadu under Rangamati hill district of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on 2 June 2017. This organized and army-police-backed arson … Continue reading Arson Attack on Jumma Villages by Bengali Settlers in Longadu, 300 Houses Torched

Bangladesh: Protestors Killed by Police Over Coal Project

By Cultural Survival At least four people were killed after police opened fire at a massive protest of several thousand villagers in Bangladesh Monday, April 4th, reported the Phulbari Solidarity Group. “This is a terrible tragedy and major news. It is the largest loss of life at an anti-coal protest in Bangladesh since the tragic deaths in … Continue reading Bangladesh: Protestors Killed by Police Over Coal Project

Sweatshop fire in Bangladesh kills more than 100 workers

By Agence France-Presse At least 109 people died when fire swept through a factory in the worst-ever blaze to hit Bangladesh’s garment industry, officials said Sunday, as witnesses told of desperate workers jumping from upper floors. Firefighters battled for several hours to contain the blaze, which broke out on the ground floor of the nine-storey … Continue reading Sweatshop fire in Bangladesh kills more than 100 workers

Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

By Survival An eleven-year old girl from the Chakma tribe in Bangladesh has been raped and murdered by a settler. Sujata Chakma and her younger brother were grazing cows near their village when she was attacked on 9 May. A suspect has been arrested, but local indigenous people have little faith he will be brought … Continue reading Settlers waging campaign of sexual terror against indigenous people in Bangladesh

As many as 220,000 people could be displaced by open pit coal mine in Bangladesh

By Gáldu The Phulbari open-pit coal mine in Bangladesh could displace hundreds of thousands of people and lead to the violation of fundamental human rights of entire villages of Santal, Munda, Mahili and Pahan indigenous peoples, a group of United Nations independent experts warned today. “The Government of Bangladesh must ensure that any policy concerning … Continue reading As many as 220,000 people could be displaced by open pit coal mine in Bangladesh