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Politics of Peace Building in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Life in Peace and Conflict: Indigeneity and State in the Chittagong Hill Tracts edited by Nasir Uddin, Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2017; pp xix+248, ₹ 495 .

Structural Roots of Violence in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

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.
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