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Mr. Simul Chakma and Mr. Dhiman 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. Simul Chakma and Mr.Dhiman Chakma, 2 indigenous Buddhist victims of the brutal attack.


Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Panchari

On 8 Feb. 1989, Bangladesh army from Logang Bazar Army Camp arrested an indigenous Buddhist person from his house. Bangladesh army sent the indigenous Buddhist man to the army Zonal HQ at Panchari where he was subjected to inhuman tortures.

The victim is:

  1. Mr. Dibya Kumar Chakma, 35 yrs, a member of the Chengi Union Parishad, son of late Matuli Chakma of Matuli 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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