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Mr. Paritosh Chakma and Mr. Arun Kanti Chakma

On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed.

Mr Paritosh Chakma (left) Chairman of Babuchara Union Parishad and Mr Arun Kanti Chakma (right) Chairman of Magban Union Parishad.


Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Panchari

0n 3 Feb. 1989, Bangladesh army personnel from Panchari Military Zone arrested 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Panchari, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army inhumanly beat and tortured the indigenous Chakma Buddhists. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Jakka Chakma, 32 yrs, of Tabida Karbari Para, Panchari.
  2. Mr. Dayaram Chakma, 39 yrs, son of Mr. Kandra Chakma of Jubanashwa Karbari Para, Panchari.

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.


Sources:

PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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