OpenDemocracy: Communal Attacks Against Indigenous People in Bangladesh

 Thousands of indigenous people were left homeless as their shanty houses were burnt to ashes on February 19th and 20th. In the attacks, committed by members of the majority Bengali speaking population in the presence of law enforcers, two people including a woman were killed and more than 50 injured, while 357 houses were set ablaze across 11 villages.

One one level, it's the same story as before in South Asia, the same story as elsewhere right now, and can be looked at in social science terms.  At the same time, on a human level, this is deeply, deeply shameful and painful.

By: on 14 Mar 2010