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Indigenous victims of Sajek Muslim attack

On 20 April 2008 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked and burnt down 76 indigenous Buddhist houses in Sajek. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhist villagers and grab their land. The indigenous Chakma Buddhists and their burnt down houses after the attack.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Manikchari

On 10 April 1989, Bangladesh army of 5 EBR led by Major Nurul Islam arrested an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Manikchari, Khagrachari district.

Bangladesh army subjected the indigenous Buddhist victim to inhuman tortures with electric shocks and beating. Bangladesh army forced water through his nostrils. He was sent to Khagrachari jail where he is being detained without trial or bail. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Deba Chakma, 25 yrs, of Choto Pilak, Manikchari.

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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