Genocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Wolfgang Mey (ed.)
Number of pages: 190
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1984
Release Month | Day: apr-84

Tags: Land rights, Human rights

The Chittagong Hill Tracts are a "tribal area" in Bangla­desh where 12 different ethnic groups live. They number about 600 000 people and make up 0.7% of the total population of Bangladesh. After independence the tribal people accounted for 98% of the district's inhabitants. Today they are out­numbered by Bengali settlers who were brought into the hills in recent years by a three-phase government initiative: 25 000 families rehabilitated by mid 1980 (first phase), 100 000 families bv 1981 (second phase) and 250 000 more Muslim Bengalis estimated by 1983 ( third phase).

Download publication



IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Read more.

For media inquiries click here

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Read The Indigenous World.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
CVR: 81294410

Report possible misconduct, fraud, or corruption

 instagram social icon facebook_social_icon.png   youtuble_logo_icon.png  linkedin_social_icon.png twitter-x-icon.png 

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand