Ethnic Communities in Bangladesh
web site is a core component of the project 'Raising Saontal Voice'
which is being implemented by CCD Bangladesh in association with World
Association for Christian Communication [WACC].
is an initiative for the Saontal Community [a community of
indigenous people living mainly in the Northern part of Bangladesh] to let them
raise their voice. Here they will get unique opportunity to express
their thoughts, ideas; to exchange views with rest of the world, etc. through this web site.
on Community journalism held:
Threat to the Indigenous During Election Demanded Speakers
demanded the caretaker government to take necessary
initiative for stopping threat and harassment to be imposed
upon the indigenous people of the northern region during the
national election in the country. Read more>>
upon the journalists to play active role in painting real picture of human
deprivation and potential of the indigenous people of Rajshahi region,
speakers said, though a number of initiatives have been taken for the
development of the aboriginal people of the hilly area, the development
issue of the indigenous people of the plain land is still getting no
people, also known as the Murong, are believed to have
come to the Chittagong Hills sometime in the late 1500s,
after their defeat in a clan war in the Arakan hills.
When they first met the Bangalees in Busidong, Bandarban,
there was a language barrier between the two peoples,
and the Mros were not understood...
years ago Menlay Murang, a Mro by descent, introduced a
new religion. He called his faith Crama. According to
Shourav Sikder, an assistant professor of Linguistics in
Dhaka University who conducted an extensive research on
the languages of the indigenous people living in
Bangladesh, the new faith emerged by compounding
Christian beliefs with the existing animistic practices
of the Mro people. More>>
people living in 10 villages under Durgapur Upazila in
Rajshahi district demanded security of their vote and
life. They alleged, due to the forced bar of a group of
political cadres, most of the indigenous voters of three
villages could not reach the vote center in the last
national election. In other villages, they also faced
huge obstacle in this respect. They want to elect such a
fit candidate who will do good for...More>>