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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Update 2 on indigenous peoples' day celebration: police baton charged on indigenous peoples in Joypurhat

We have been just informed that (BDT 10.30 am) polices carried out baton charges on indigenous peoples in Joypurhat district,when the indigenous peoples were carrying out a rally observing the "World Indigenous Peoples' Day". The polices foiled out the rally and injured several indigenous peoples. 

Also in the morning, polices barred  indigenous peoples in Mahalchari, Matiranga and Panchari upozilas (sub-districts) from attending the celebration programme in Khagrachari. In protest to that, a political organization of the indigenous peoples, PCJSS (MN Larma), has been observing road blockade in Mahalchari sub-district of Khagrachari

All these been happening after the indigenous peoples decided to celebrate the day despite government's restriction. You can find more about the restriction from one of our previous posts: http://chtnewsupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/celebration-of-indigenous-day-in.html.

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