Encroachers find new way to grab hills

  • The green hills at Bayezid in Chattogram have fewer trees after encroachers set up illegal settlements by removing the jungles and cutting the hills. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    The green hills at Bayezid in Chattogram have fewer trees after encroachers set up illegal settlements by removing the jungles and cutting the hills. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • The green hills at Bayezid in Chattogram have fewer trees after encroachers set up illegal settlements by removing the jungles and cutting the hills. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    The green hills at Bayezid in Chattogram have fewer trees after encroachers set up illegal settlements by removing the jungles and cutting the hills. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Influential people have set up illegal settlements by cutting hills indiscriminately at Bayezid in Chattogram. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Influential people have set up illegal settlements by cutting hills indiscriminately at Bayezid in Chattogram. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Influential people have set up illegal settlements by cutting hills indiscriminately at Bayezid in Chattogram. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Influential people have set up illegal settlements by cutting hills indiscriminately at Bayezid in Chattogram. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Encroachers in Chattogram’s Chowdhurynagar have found a new way to grab hills. They cut the slopes in a way that causes landslides during monsoon and they then take control of the place. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Encroachers in Chattogram’s Chowdhurynagar have found a new way to grab hills. They cut the slopes in a way that causes landslides during monsoon and they then take control of the place. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Encroachers in Chattogram’s Chowdhurynagar cut the hills in such a way that landslides must occur during monsoon. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Encroachers in Chattogram’s Chowdhurynagar cut the hills in such a way that landslides must occur during monsoon. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Nag-Nagini hill at Chandranagar in Chattogram’s Bayezid is cut at a 90-degree angle. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Nag-Nagini hill at Chandranagar in Chattogram’s Bayezid is cut at a 90-degree angle. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • Parts of Nag-Nagini hill slope at Chandranagar in Chattogram’s Bayezid is cut in such a way that it must collapse during monsoon. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    Parts of Nag-Nagini hill slope at Chandranagar in Chattogram’s Bayezid is cut in such a way that it must collapse during monsoon. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta