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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 8: Violent Peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Violent Peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Flawed Peace Accord and Failed Promises
It has been over 18 years since the “Peace” Accord was signed in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh to end a two-decade-long armed conflict in the area. The movement for self-determination that began in the 1970s led to militarization of the area along with a demographic engineering project to displace the indigenous population with the majority Bengalis. In the post-Accord situation, the unaddressed question of the Bengali settlers and the continuation of militarization in violation of the Accord have irreversibly changed the ethnic makeup of the area, making the indigenous people of CHT minorities in their own ...