Terror in CHT

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On 26 August 2003; Bangladesh army in league with Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people in Mahalchari. Bangladesh army and Muslim settlers set fire on more than 370 indigenous Buddhist houses. An indigenous Chakma man and an indigenous Chakma infant (8 months) were killed. More than 1000 indigenous Buddhist people were rendered homeless. Lemucharipara Buddhist Temple and Babupara Buddhist Temple were burnt down. Lord Buddha's images were demolished. Bangladesh army and Muslim settlers raped 10 indigenous Chakma women.

Bangladesh army tortures 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Laxmichari

On 11 March, 1989, Bangladesh army of 2 EBR from Laxmichari Camp led by Major Salim arrested 2 indigenous in Laxmichari, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army accused them of being Shanti Bahini members.

Bangladesh army subjected 2 indigenous men to inhuman tortures and beating due to which one of them had his hand fractured. Both arrested persons are being kept at Khagrachari jail without any bail or trial. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Basanta Chakma, 45 yrs of Shuknachari, Laxmichari.
  2. Mr. Zura Muni Chakma, 20 yrs, son of Mr. Laiya Chakma of East Chalya Tuli, 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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