The three districts in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban, were regulated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regulation, 1900, under which the Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong had jurisdiction regarding civil and criminal disputes arising out of the region.
Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights, Save the Children and stakeholders meet for amendment to Children Act
A meeting was recently organised by National Action and Coordinating Group (NACG) against Violence against Women and Children and Save the Children. The main talking points were about child labour, physical and humiliating punishments (PHP) and child education, among others.
The Vested Property Act 1974 was a highly controversial law that effectively allowed the Government to appropriate property from individuals it deemed to be an enemy of the state. The abuse of laws by the government and its agencies deprived religious minorities of their land continued post independence.