‘Tribals’ of CHT are not (Bangla)deshis, according to home ministry!

Since its inception, the state of Bangladesh has, through different policies, both military and non-military, constructed pahari people as “suspects,” i.e., not to be trusted. The latest in the string of such policies by the government was the home ministry circular, dated January 7, 2015. Seen below, it prohibited indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts from talking to (the rest of) Bangladeshis, unless supervised by a magistrate, or security personnel:
If any deshi/bideshi individual/organisation wishes to talk or meet any tribal [sic] in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the presence of the local administration and army/BGB must be ensured [translation].
The way it distinguishes “tribals” from desh/bideshi people suggests that the home ministry does not consider so-called tribals to be “deshis.”  If it did, the circular would have been worded differently, something like,
The presence of the local administration and army/BGB must be ensured if “non-tribal and tribal Bangladeshis” from outside the Chittagong Hill Tracts wish to talk or meet with “tribal Bangladeshis” residing in the CHT. (Note: If “settler-Bengali-Bangladeshis” residing in the CHT wish to talk or meet with “tribal Bangladeshis residing in the CHT,” or if  “non-tribal and tribal Bangladeshis” wish to talk or meet with “tribal Bangladeshis residing in the CHT” outside the CHT, the ruling does not apply).
Given that Bengali settlers in the CHT do not require supervision, but ‘tribals’ do, we wonder if this state surveillance on the basis of ethnicity means that some individuals are now naturally  (and supposedly legally) `suspicious’ by birth in
Bangladesh.

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