Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Protests by Chakmas across the world against atrocities in CHT

Protests in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Watch Dhaka protest videos:


Protests in London, UK, 24th February 2010

Another protest held on 28th February 2010. Watch London Demonstration:

Protest in Seoul, South Korea, 24th February 2010

Protest in New Delhi, 25th February 2010

Protest in Agartala, Tripura, 28th February 2010

Protest in Tokyo, Japan, 25th February 2010

Watch protest demonstration video in Tokyo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRl_q3zz3K8
Watch another video of Tokyo protest: http://www.youtube.com/user/jummanet

Protest in Sydney, Australia, 26th February 2010

Watch the Sydney protest video: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFYIis6knn8
                                                  Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX7mxlrFuw0
                        Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS9nWa-EFQc
                       Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ZDxAL0CtY

Protest in Adelaide, Australia

Protest in New York, before the UN Headquarters, 1 March 2010

Protests in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2 March 2010

Protest Meeting in Kolkata, India, 3 March 2010

Protest at Chawngte, CADC, Mizoram, India, 4 March 2010

Protest in Bangkok, Thailand, 5 March 2010

Buddhist Monks protest against violence in CHT, outside the United Nations building in Bangkok. Picture courtesy: http://www.thaiphotoblogs.com/index.php?blog=5&title=jumma-monks-protest-in-bangkok&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

The Campaign:

22 Feb: CHT Commission demands investigation into the attacks, 

23 Feb: Asian Centre for Human Rights, New Delhi releases its report "Bangladesh: IPs Massacred for Land Grab", http://www.achrweb.org/reports/bangla/CHT012010.pdf
24 Feb: Renowned international tribal rights organization Survival International and Jumma Peoples Network UK held a protest in front of the Bangladesh Embassy in London, and submitted a Memorandum to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Read the Memorandum:

24 Feb: Jumma People`s Network-Korea and several other organizations and individual activists sent a protest letter to Bangladesh PM

25 Feb: Jumma Peoples Network in Japan, World Jumma Voice and Jumma Net submit memorandum to Bangladesh PM through Bangladesh Embassy, Japan

25 Feb: Indian Chakmas submit a Memorandum to PM Dr Manmohan Singh seeking the immediate intervention of Govt of India

26 Feb: CHT American Jumma Peoples seek the intervention of United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

26 Feb: Amnesty International's Public Statement: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ASA13/006/2010/en/413527c8-6e9d-42be-acaf-3e17524a8f08/asa130062010en.html

European Union condemns attacks, demands independent investigation:

Read the Statement by the spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the acts of violence in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/113070.pdf

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