Terror in CHT

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Kalpana Chakma
On 12 June 1996 Bangladesh Army led by Lt. Ferdous abducted Kalpana Chakma (23), a human rights activist from her home at Lallyaghona village. Kalpana Chakma is still missing. It is believed that she might have been killed if she did not agree to marry Lieutenant Ferdous, the officer who led the abduction. Abduction of indigenous women is not unusual in CHT. Abduction and forced marriage of indigenous women are used as a technique to islamize the indigenous Buddhist people of CHT.

Bangladesh army tortures 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Naniachar

On 4 March, 1989, Bangladesh army from the army camp at Naniachar led by a Captain arrested and tortured 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Naniachar, Rangamati district. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Jama Chandra Chakma, 18 yrs, son of Mr. Chima Chakma of Nua Adam, Naniachar.
  2. Mr. Sona Ranjan Talukdar, 40 yrs, son of Mr. Bijoy Mohan Talukdar of Khulyang Adam, Naniachar.

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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