Ethnic violence in Bangladesh: assault on minority peoples continues

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Successive governments in Bangladesh have pushed many indigenous people out of their homelands and into the radical margins, driving them into an unstable and uncertain future An unprovoked attack by a mob of Bengali Muslim settlers on four indigenous localities of the mountainous Chittagong Hill Tracts took place in Bangladesh in June this year. Some […]


Bangladesh grapples with rising Islamic extremism


Bangladesh’s founding ideals are giving way to extremism and terrorism, writes Rajkumar Singh. The emergence of Bangladesh—formerly East Pakistan—as an independent country in December 1971 reinforced the aspirations of many ethnic movements in the region. Since independence, however, the country has experienced successive coups and martial law regimes, and intermittent suspension of its constitution. The […]