Indigenous Students Protest at RU
On July 20, 2012 the indigenous students of Rajshahi University (RU) staged a procession and protest song performances, pressing for their four-point demand for protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in the country.
The demands include constitution recognition of indigenous peoples, implementation of the CHT Accord, formation of separate Land Commission for indigenous peoples of plain land and putting an end to the recent alarming repression on indigenous peoples.
They complained that, they were recognized as "ethnic minority groups” instead of Adivasi after the 15th amendment to the constitution.
They also demanded to include a separate chapter in the national women development policy for indigenous women with an aim to empower them.
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