Terror in CHT

Bengali Settlers
Armed Resistance
Religious Persecution
Rapes & Abductions
Chakma Refugees
CHT Treaty
Foreign Aid
Shantibala Chakma of Mallya Massace
On 2 February 1992 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers killed at least 30 indigenous Chakma Buddhists at Mallya. One of them was Shantibala Chakma, the wife of Mr. Saral 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 extorts an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Laxmichari

On 27 Feb. 1989, Major Salim and Subedar Bashir of Bangladesh army from Laxmichari Camp arrested an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Laxmichari, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army officers accused him of supporting the JSS. Bangladesh army officers extorted Tk. 1700.00 (one thousand and seven hundred Takas) from him for his release. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Nila Ranjan Chakma, 20 yrs, son of Mr. Falindra Chakma of Dewanpara, Laxmichari.

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.


PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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