Category Archives: Adivasi

Who is Somo Odhikar?

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 … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Rapists Are Bengali, When Rape Is A State Weapon For Ethnic Cleansing

“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.

March 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Tandra Chakma: Justice for Sabita and some related issues

Justice for Sabita and some related issues By Tandra Chakma. Translated by Tibra Ali for According to UN Women 25th of February is “Orange Day.” Every year this day … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

আদিবাসী শিশু পড়বে নিজ ভাষাতেই

একুশের সংবাদ: আদিবাসী শিশু পড়বে নিজ ভাষাতেই by Biplob Rahaman for কিছুদিন আগে বিশিষ্ট আদিবাসী গবেষক, চাকমা রাজা দেবাশীষ রায়ের সঙ্গে আলাপ-চারিতা হচ্ছিল আদিবাসী শিশুর মাতৃভাষায় লেখাপড়ার বিষয়ে।

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

সুপ্রিয় তালুকদার: মায়ানমারে চম্পকনগরের পথে

মায়ানমারে চম্পকনগরের পথে সুপ্রিয় তালুকদার for [ বংশানুক্রমে জানা যায় যে চাকমারা চম্পকনগর নামক স্থান থেকে পার্বত্য চট্টগ্রাম ও তৎসংলগ্ন অঞ্চলে এসেছে। কোন চম্পকনগর থেকে এসেছে তা নিয়ে মতভেদ … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Minority Report: Do you remember “Lajja”?

“But in the last Awami period, from Ramu to Sathia, during the various attacks on Buddhish and Hindu community, alongside BNP-Jamaat, we have also seen local Awami League members. This … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Quest for Indigenous Identity in Bangladesh, 1993-2013

“Historically, the so called ‘tribal’, non-Bengali ethnic groups – i.e. those who wish to be known as indigenous peoples (IPs) – of Bangladesh have been at the forefront of various … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

16 Years of the CHT Peace Accord

16 Years of the CHT Peace Accord by Biplob Rahman, translated by Professor Farida Khan for Without a resolution of the land conflict as outlined in the treaty, the … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

The “Peace” Accord that led nowhere: 16 years ago, today

16 years ago 1997. Shantu Larma and Sheikh Hasina let go a peace dove into the sky to celebrate the 1997 CHT “Peace” Accord.

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prashanta Tripura: Open letter to Prof. Anisuzzaman (‘nrigoshthi’ debate)

‘Even you, sir?’: On my open letter to Professor Anisuzzaman by Prashanta Tripura for I. Background: A Seminar ‘The Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University urges increased intercommunication’ would be … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 4 Comments



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