Terror in CHT

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On 3 August 2004, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers killed 2 members of an indigenous Buddhist family in Dhandachara village of Bhushanchara in Barkal. At night at around 11 pm the Muslim settlers attacked Mr. Barun Kumar Chakma (33) and his family members with swords and spears. Mr. Barun Kumar Chakma died on the spot and his wife Ms. Subarna Chakma (28) and 11 months old son Kampan Chakma were seriously injured. Next day on 4 August Ms. Subarna died from her injuries. Kampan Chakma got serious injuries at his right leg.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Barkal

On 11 March 1989, Bangladesh army of 9th Engineers from Suvolong camp led by Lt. Col. Golam Mustafa Anwar launched a raid against indigenous Buddhist inhabitants at Panchari village in Barkal, Rangamati district.

Bangladesh army subjected an indigenous person to inhuman tortures. Bangladesh army personnel also robbed gold jewellery, tape recorder etc. from the victim. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Ashok Kumar Chakma, 40 yrs, of Panchari village in Barkal. The soldiers robbed jewellery worth Tk. 15000.00, a tape recorder, two suit cases and a certificate of Secondary School Examination of his son.

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.


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PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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