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    Violent Clashes Between Ethnic Outfits Result in Eight Fatalities in Bangladesh

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    Violent clashes between two ethnic outfits have resulted in eight deaths in Bangladesh. The incident occurred in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, which is home to several indigenous communities. The two groups involved in the clash were the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and the Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS). The UPDF has accused the JSS of attacking its members, while the JSS has accused the UPDF of trying to take over its territory.

    The Chittagong Hill Tracts region has a long history of ethnic conflict. The area was once an independent kingdom, but it was annexed by British India in 1860. After the partition of India in 1947, the region became a part of East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh. The indigenous communities in the region have been fighting for autonomy and recognition of their rights for decades. In 1997, a peace accord was signed between the government and the indigenous groups, but tensions have persisted.

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    The recent violence has once again highlighted the need for a lasting solution to the conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region. The government needs to take concrete steps to address the grievances of the indigenous communities and ensure their rights are protected. The UPDF and JSS should also engage in dialogue and find a peaceful resolution to their differences. The international community can play a role in facilitating this process by putting pressure on the government to take action and supporting efforts to promote peace and reconciliation in the region.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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