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Rajshahi: tribal Catholic killed, possibly linked to land feud
The man's name was Louis Soren and he was 40 years old. The attackers tried to erase all traces of the murder by burning his body. His wife recognized him from a mark on his leg. PIME priest: "We have buried Louis in the local cemetery."
Bishop of Sylhet: Protection for tribal Catholics, victims of expropriation and threats
At Easter a village inhabited by Khasia suffered a heavy attack from a group of Muslims. The real aim of the aggression was to force the community to abandon the local tea plantation, of which it has legal usufruct. The pastor: "We live in fear."
Dinajpur, Catholic village attacked. Bishop: End the violence
Msgr. Sebastian Tudu launches appeal after weeks of tension. Over 300 Muslims attacked the community over issues related to land and property of tribal Catholics. Muslim dies in clashes: the group responds by setting fire to all the houses.
Adivasis evicted from their homes to build an "ideal village"
The project is financed by the European Union. Dinajpur bishop and Caritas on the tribals' side.
Card. Tagle for tribal Lumad: military and rebels abandon their "land for peace"
A delegation of 700 indigenous people walked from Mindanao to Manila to appeal to the government to solve their situation. The Lumad are threatened by those who want to exploit their "ancestral lands". The archbishop of Manila meets them: " What is prevailing is chaos, violence, injustice”.
Clashes between tribals and Bangladeshi: eight dead, pagodas and churches burnt
Violence stoked by disputed land, which Muslims settlers want to rob from Christians and Buddhists. Local sources say the army fired on the crowd. At least 50 homes and the UN headquarters destroyed. Dhaka promises reconstruction of places of worship.
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