April 24, 2017

Tag Archives: Bengalis

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Can Bangladesh’s Jumma Minority Speak up?

Women at a market in Bandarban, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. (Photo by jankie, Creative Commons License)

The mood of Bangladesh’s government indicates an urgency for increased securitization, surveillance, discrimination and suspicion of the country’s Tibeto-Burman speaking Buddhist minority, known as Jummas. Read More »

Bangladesh: Part-time Peacekeepers

The vulnerability of the indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is stark: an Asian Development Bank study in 2010 found that average income in the region was 40% less than the national average in a country that is already one of the poorest in the world. (Photo by EU - photo by EC/ECHO/Pierre Prakash, Creative Commons License)

The Bangladesh Army’s record in the Chittagong Hill Tracts belies its prominence in UN peacekeeping missions. Read More »

Bangladesh Hangs Opposition Politician Ahead of Elections

Abdul Quader Mollah

    Bangladesh has executed opposition leader Abdul Quader Molla for war crimes during in 1971 war, after a shady trial. Molla is the first person to be sent to gallows on war crime charges during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence.   Molla, 65, who was also assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party, was hanged hours after he refused ... Read More »