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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.

Bangladesh army tortures 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Dighinala

On 14 Jan. 1989, Bangladesh army of 6 EBR from Babuchara Army Camp led by Capt. Azad arrested 2 innocent indigenous Buddhist persons in Dighinala. Bangladesh army inhumanly beat and totured the victims. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Chandak Chakma, 21 yrs, son of Mr. Haridhan Chakma of Pablakhali, Dighinala.
  2. Master Priya Ranjan Chakma, 10 yrs, son of Mr. Kerel Chandra Chakma of Baghaichari, 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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