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Nepal, Aug. 11 -- The images of indigenous people are exhibited by the Bangladeshi government for various purposes. A video entitled "Beautiful Bangladesh: Land of Stories" and made by the Bangladesh Tourism Board also features the water festival of Marma communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) to attract tourists to Bangladesh. In 2010, the government issued stamps using the images of indigenous women in recognition of the country's rich diversity and to promote tourism in the CHT. However, when it comes to recognising their unique identity, the state has been less than enthusiastic and rather claims that there are no 'indigenous' people in Bangladesh. It has even made it mandatory that foreigners willing to visit the CHT will ha...
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