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Attacks, land grabs leave Bangladesh’s Indigenous groups on edge
30 July 2021
Bangladesh

From targeted attacks to land grabs, the country’s most marginalised people suffer as little help comes from the government.

Main photo: Buddhist monk Agrojyoti Bhante who was brutally attacked by two machete-wielding men at a monastery in Khagrachari, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh [Courtesy of Kapaeeng Foundation]

Photo: Star/File
20 June 2021
Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Forest Department has recovered 2,468 acres of forest land from grabbers in the last eight months.

Officials of the forest department shared this information at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and climate change affairs ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

Digital Bangladesh: Land Revenue Court begins online hearing system
10 June 2021
Bangladesh

Main image: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (Photo: File)

Dhaka — Bangladesh’s Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury has inaugurated an online hearing system of the Land Revenue Court in the conference room of the land ministry on Wednesday.

Huge swathes of farm land swamped in eastern India after cyclone
29 May 2021
Bangladesh
India

Main photo: A man crosses a canal on a fallen tree following Cyclone Yaas in Digha, Purba Medinipur district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

China builds coal power plant in Bangladesh despite protests
29 April 2021
China
Bangladesh

Local people evicted and livelihoods at risk in Barguna district, as civil society group warns plant will damage important hilsa fish populations.


Main photo: Construction of the Barisal coal power plant continues. Image: Md Sajjad Hossain Tuhin

Indigenous people in Bangladesh oppose resort on ancestral land
19 April 2021
Bangladesh

As a five-star hotel and amusement park are built in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, locals are fearful of losing water sources and say traditional livelihoods of 10,000 residents will be harmed.

1,60,566 individuals, organisations grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land
7 February 2021
Bangladesh

A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country. 

Of the total forest land, 1.38 lakh acres are reserved forest area -- grabbed by 88,215 persons and organisations. 

Speakers: We need separate land commission, policy for plain land indigenous people
30 December 2020
Bangladesh

Main image: photo of Grabbing char land, influentials have been digging ponds for fish farming in Sonagazi upazila of Feni. Dhaka Tribune

Leaders of plain land indigenous people demand to be supervised under a separate ministry

Inequality in Asia
24 November 2020
Asia
China
Philippines
Vietnam
Southern Asia
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan

In a new study, researchers say that land inequality is rising in most countries. Worse, new measures and analysis proves that land inequality is significantly higher than previously recorded, with data reporting a 41 percent increase compared to traditional census data.

Women twice as active as men in farm activities
3 December 2020
Bangladesh

New study portrays women’s disadvantageous position due to deprivation in land ownership, wage discrimination and non-recognition of unpaid works 

Women constitute nearly 65% of farm labour force in Bangladesh, yet they have very limited land ownership, making them mostly work under the supervisions of their male counterparts.

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