Special Supplement on Kalpana Chakma’s unresolved abduction, 18 years on…

Sexual violence in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Sexual violence in Chittagong Hill Tracts

‘The reason for escalating sexual violence in CHT has been multifaceted since the conflict in the hills, home to various ethnic minorities, is linked with land, religions and cultural aggression with the state trying to dominate in all aspects…

Are we all equal in the eyes of law?

Are we all equal in the eyes of law?

I GREW up in the hills during military rule. In those days, one of the strategies of Bengali rule was the threat of raping pahari women. This is mentioned in Kalpana Chakma’s diary; clearly, pahari women’s lives in those days were constrained by this ever-present threat…

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