Incident Day: On 22 August 2018 at around 10 pm Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel allegedly raped two indigenous Tripura teens aged 14 and 17 years respectively at Rangkhoti Para of Ward No. 1 of Fasyakhali Union under Lama Upazila in Bandarban Hill District at gun-point and threatening of death. A police case was filled
BIPF Urged to Continue Resistance Against Enforced Migration and Forcible Eviction of Indigenous Peoples from Their Ancestral Lands With the theme ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Migration and Movement,’ Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) organized a press conference at Hotel Sundarban, Dhaka on 6 August on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9
Tripura school girl allegedly killed after rape in Khagrachari The incident on 28 July: On 28 July 2018, a minor indigenous Tripura girl (10) was brutally killed after rape at Noimile area under Dighinala upazila in Khagrachari Hill District. Police recovered the dead body of the victim from Noimile area around 11 pm on Saturday 28 July.
The 11th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 9-13 July 2018 Statement by: Shohel Chandra Hajang, Kapaeeng Foundation, Bangladesh, firstname.lastname@example.org Agenda Item 4: Study and advice on free, prior and informed consent Thank you Mr. Chair. My name is Shohel Chandra Hajang and I belong to Hajong community from plain land
Kapaeeng Foundation’s Half-yearly Human Rights Report (January-June 2018) 209 indigenous persons & 125 families in 70 incidents of HR violation victimized in last 6 months In January-June 2018, at least 70 human rights violations incident on indigenous peoples both in plain and CHT have been observed. A total of 209 indigenous persons including 12 children
Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum (BIPF) and Kapaeeng Foundation jojntly organise Human Chain at the headquarters of Sitakunda Upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong district. Hundreds of Tripura villagers from Sitakunda and Mirasarai Upazilas attended the protest. Presided over by General Secretary of Sitakunda unit of BIPF Mr. Rabindra Tripura, the protest was adressed by local Commission of
It came to knowledge that more than five hundred indigenous families from remote rural localities of Alikadam, Thanchi, Naikhyongchari, Lama upazilas (sub-districts) of Bandarban Hill District had already migrated to Arakan (Rakhine State) of Myanmar during the last 4 to 5 years under sheer pressure of lacking security to life and property, deprivation of potential