Information on the salish and its activities against women from 1992 to the present [BGD23395.E]

Please consult the attachments from Amnesty International and the Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB) for information on this subject.

Additional information can be found in Amnesty International Report for 1993 and 1994 and in Human Rights Watch World Report 1995. All these publications are available at Regional Documentation Centres.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Amnesty International (AI). October 1994. Bangladesh: Fundamental Rights of Women Violated With Virtual Impunity. (AI Index: ASA 13/09/94). London: Amnesty International, pp. 1-2, 6-8, 20-21.

_____. 4 October 1993. "Bangladesh: Public Executions and Lashing Carried Out on the Direction of Local Bodies Without Legal Authority." (AI Index: ASA 13/WU 04/93). London: Amnesty International.

_____. October 1993. Bangladesh: Taking the Law in Their Own Hands: The Village Salish (AI Index: ASA 13/12/93). London: Amnesty International, pp. 1-5.

State of Human Rights 1993 Bangladesh. 1993. Edited by Father R.W. Timm et al. Dhaka: Bangladesh Manobadhikar Samonnoy Parishad (BMSP)/Coordinating Council for Human Rights in Bangladesh (CCHRB), pp. 56-58.