Terror in CHT

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Chittipudi Chakma of Mallya Massacre
On 2 February 1992 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers killed at least 30 indigenous Chakma Buddhists at Mallya. One of them was Chittipudi Chakma (6 months) daughter of Manek Kumar Chakma. Two bombs exploded on a river ferry at Mallya. The explosion killed a passenger and seriously injured the skipper of the ferry. The survivors swam ashore but the armed Muslim settlers were waiting for them and attacked the indigenous Chakma Buddhists - men women and children.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Naniachar

On 24 Feb. 1989, Major Ataur Rahman and Capt. Mahboob of Bangladesh army from Naniachar Camp beat and tortured an indigenous Buddhist teacher at Bakchari Mukh in Naniachar, Rangamati district.

Major Ataur Rahman and Capt. Mahboob beat the indigenous Buddhist teacher with a sub-machine gun stock and stick. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Chintamoni Chakma, 21 yrs, son of Mr. Sashadhar Chakma of Kamalchari Mukh, Khagrachari.

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 withou trial, land grab, 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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