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Forcible land acquisition in Babuchara: Is BGB’s Battalion 51 above the law?


Feature: Issue 02/2014: Monday, 16 June 2014 THE forcible acquisition of  land for a battalion headquarters of the Border Guards Bangladesh has been at the centre of recent protests in Dighinala. In one such protest on 10 June, at least 18 Jumma villagers, mostly woman, were wounded when the BGB, police and Bengali settlers attacked them with tear gas, rubber ... Read More »

Colonel Garden: an anathema for the Jummas in Patachara

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Feature: Issue 01/2014: Saturday, 24 May 2014 Land and forest are considered common property of the indigenous Jumma people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. It was the British who introduced the concept of personal property in land in the CHT. Although over the last one hundred years or so the system of individual ownership in land has become predominant, ... Read More »