Hill tribe area of Bangladesh

If I would show you these images, you would think they are shot in Burma, not Bangladesh, known to be more Indian, than having any ethnic people.

This is a little known area in Bangladesh, where most ethnic hill tribe people live. The tribal people are widely marginalised by the Bangladeshi governments, often badly discriminated against.

The Bangladesh government are rather paranoid about having tourists visiting. I had secret plain cloth policeman following me around, wondering what I was up to, there would permits to be handled, I was not allowed to certain places, not able to get on board of the local passenger ferries.   Needed a guide to bring me along, who was’nt a pleasant person to be around, but handy for he spoke the local dialects as well as Bengali.

The tribal people of Chakma and the tripura people are mainly buddhists, being in a pro Muslim Bangladesh is tough for these tribal people who face repression, racism and awful discrimination from the muslim bengalis.

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