ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Winning Hearts and Minds-Foreign Aid and Militarisation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Foreign Aid and Militarisation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Janneke Arens Development aid to Bangladesh has, both directly and indirectly, not only added to continuing militarisation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and human rights violations, but also to a systematic destruction of the mode of production, way of life and culture of the Jumma people. Any political solution to the CHT conflict would require a fundamental change in the arrogant and neocolonial attitude of the donors, a willingness to completely alter the nature of aid itself based on an explicit choice for structural support to the poor, and a recognition of the right to self determination of indigenous peoples.

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