The Home Ministry directives on CHT Affairs
by Enraged Citizen for Alal O Dulal
If you work on adivasi rights in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in some capacity, you may be familiar with an uncanny feeling that you are being followed. Continue reading
by Nalifa Mehelin for AlalODulal.org
The distance between Bangladesh and Palestine is 3384.95 miles. Continue reading
by Ukhengching Marma for AlalODulal
This is the story of an 8 year-old Marma girl, who loves to go school, likes to play with her friends, and lives with her family in a small remote village in Rangamati in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Continue reading
আমাদের নানু সুষমা বালা চাকমা : এক শহীদের মা
By Samari Chakma, Originally published in ThotKata
আচ্ছা নানু তোমার বয়স এখন কত?
‘জানিনা। আমাদের জন্মের বছর তারিখ কি মা বাবারা লিখে রেখেছিল? তবে মনে হয় আমার বয়স হবে এখন আশি বা তার বেশী।’
The author. Source: Thotkata.net
When I was very little my mother used to tell me all kinds of bedtime fairytale stories. I used to think that the fairy princesses from these stories were supremely happy and content. You could say, my life now is the exact opposite of their lives.
Life in the School Room
by Apsari Chakma, translated by Tibra Ali for AlalODulal.org Continue reading
CHTC member Ilira Dewan bleeding after Shomo Odhikar thugs threw rocks at the CHTC car. Barrister Sara Hossain is to her left.
Yesterday’s attack on the motorcade of Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission injured Commission member Dr Iftekharuzzaman, also executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Rangamati sadar police station Officer-in-Charge Monu Sohel Imtiaz, Research Officer of the CHT Commission Ilira Dewan and car driver Nur Hossain. Also in the car were activists Advocate Sultana Kamal and Barrister Sara Hossain, and CHT Commission coordinator Hana Shams Ahmed. The incident has brought the ultra-nationalist, anti-adivasi racist activists of Shomo Odhikar Andolon into national headlines. Continue reading
© Trimita Chakma
“Our struggle for self-determination and autonomy, meaning the struggle since 80’s decade, rape has been used by Bengali military and civilian men / administration / state as a weapon. Continue reading