Terror in CHT

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Ruikrashu Marma
On 4 December 2007 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settler raped indiegnous Buddhist girl Miss Ruikrashu Marma (10) when she was going to school in Ramgarh of Khagrachari district. Indigenous women and girls in CHT are in constant threat of rape.

Bangladesh army arrests an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Panchari

On 8 May 1989, Bangladesh army arrested Mr. Indra Kamal Chakma an indigenous member of Union Parishad in Panchari, Khagrachari district.

Bangladesh army took him to the Army Zonal Head Quarter in Panchari. Bangladesh army arrested him in reprisal to heavy casualties Bangladesh army suffered in an armed encounter with the Shanti Bahini.

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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