Terror in CHT

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Longadu Victims
On 17 February 2011; Border Guards of Bangladesh and Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Longadu leaving at least 2 indigenous people seriously injured. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. A Chakma couple pick up the pieces after the house was burnt down by the settlers.

Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Dighinala

On 12 Jan. 1989, Bangladesh army of 6 EBR from DP Para Army Camp led by Lt. Jamal arrested an innocent indigenous Buddhist man in Dighinala. Bangladesh army inhumanly beat and totured the victim. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Bhagya Chakma, 18 yrs, son of Mr. Fakya Chakma, of Chandra Kishore Karbari Para, Dighinala.

India was partitioned on the basis of religion in 1947. 98.5% of the CHT population was non-Muslim during the partition. The indigenous people of CHT opted to join either India or Burma. But Muslim League conspired with the Boundary Commission and illegally annexed CHT with East Pakistan in violation of the principle of partition. Successive Bangladesh governments have been sponsoring Muslim settlers from plain land to dilute the indigenous people of CHT.

Bangladesh army's role in CHT is to protect the Muslim settlers and carry out massacre, extra-judicial killing, torture, detention without trial, land grabbing, rape, religious persecution and ethnic cleansing against indigenous Buddhist, Hindu and Animist people in CHT.


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