On 18 January 2016, Indigenous Peoples Organisations (IPO) formed a 300 kilometre-long human chain in three districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts. This movement was aimed to raise the awareness of vulnerabilities of indigenous peoples in the CHT and demand the implementation of the Peace Accord.
Nineteen years after the enactment of the Peace Accord, yet indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are still landless and facing discrimination and persecution. They are still waiting for the government to fully implement the Accord and to restore their rights to their traditional lands.
Timeline of situation of indigenous people in the CHT:
For more information please contact: Naz Tuncay, Human Rights Officer