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Bangladesh: 1. Please give a brief update on the situation for Chakmas in Bangladesh, in particular: (a) communities in the Chittagong Hills Tract (CHT); and (b) Chakmas living elsewhere (eg. Dhaka, Gazipur). 2. Please provide brief snapshots of the Hills Women's Federation, Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), and the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS); their missions, relationship with one another and whether members are known to be at risk of mistreatment. 3. Do reports indicate whether the Bangladeshi Army or others target people involved in political debate or pro-Jumma activism outside the CHT? 4. Is the Bangladeshi Army known to arrest those who assist the CHT Commission during its visits to CHT locations? (The CHT Commission's views, and in particular, any comment on their August 2009 visit to Kamalchari, would be particularly useful.)

4 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide an update on the nationality status of Biharis born in Bangladesh. 2. The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants wrote: "Half of the Biharis lived outside of camps, integrated into the local community, and were eligible to receive passports, to vote, and to attend college, and were able to exercise most of the rights of citizens." Please confirm this advice. 3. Do non-camp Biharis face discrimination or other problems, and if so, are they serious? 4. Can post (or its contacts in Dhaka) provide information about Geneva Camp, Mohammadpur? 5. Deleted. 6. Is it known whether dispossessed Biharis seek to recover their property and/or face threats? 7. Deleted.

7 July 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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