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Structural roots of violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Chakma, Bhumitra


Dr Bhumitra Chakma
Senior Lecturer, Director of the South Asia Project and Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research and Taught Programmes)


The continued violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh is rooted in the state's policy of erasing the ethnic identity of the indigenous people and usurping their land for settling Bengali-speaking populations. In this, Bangladesh has followed the same policy as Pakistan and used the army and state machinery to suppress and evict the local people from their land and livelihoods. Unless the structural roots of this violence are addressed by the Bangladesh state, the cycle of violence will not end.


Chakma, B. (2010). Structural roots of violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Economic and Political Weekly, 45(12), 19-21

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Mar 20, 2010
Publication Date Mar 20, 2010
Journal Economic and Political Weekly
Print ISSN 0012-9976
Publisher Economic & Political Weekly
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 45
Issue 12
Pages 19-21
Book Title Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism
ISBN 978-984-33-1982-1
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