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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Constitutional recognition of ethnic groups on the cards

Constitutional recognition of ethnic groups on the cards

Courtesy: The Daily Star, Dhaka, Metropolitan, Wednesday, Sept 22, 2010

Staff Correspondent

A parliamentary body started working yesterday to provide constitutional recognition to the country's ethnic communities and ensuring their fundamental rights.

The parliamentary standing committee on Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs made the decision at a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

Muhammad Shah Alam, chief of the committee, told the reporters that the country's indigenous people have no constitutional recognition.

“We will place recommendation to the National Parliament's special committee to amend the constitution soon in this regard”, he also said.

Former justice of the Supreme Court, Golam Rabbani and four ruling party lawmakers of Chittagong Hill Tracts were present at the meeting.

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