Kalpana Chakma’s unresolved abduction, 19 years on…

Constructing the Jummas as ‘criminals’

The colonial world is a Manichaean world. It is not enough for the settler to delimit physically, that is to say with the help of the army and the police force, the place of the native…

Targeted surveillance

Targeted surveillance

Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing was asked, since you are a ‘tribal’ and it was decided at the 7th January 2015 meeting at the home ministry that if a ‘tribal’ were to meet deshi-bideshi individual/organisation in the CHT, members of the local administration…

Securitisation of tourism in CHT

Securitisation of tourism in CHT

New Age asked Dr. Tanzimuddin Khan what he thought of the Home Ministry’s circulars (January 7, 2015, and March 22, 2015) which, while emphasising the attraction deshi and bideshi tourists feel for the natural beauty…

‘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…

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