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Violent Peace in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Violent peace in the chittagong hill tracts
Hana Shams Ahmed
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 ...

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