Terror in CHT

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Baribindu Chakma
On 25 December 1986 at 6:00 a.m Bangladeshi army personnel from the Dighinala cantonment rounded up Mr. Baribindu Chakma (38) son of Mr. Jatindra Lal Chakma of Sadhok Chara, Dighinala. Bangladesh army tied his hands and then severely beat him. Bangladesh army men laid him on the ground and kicked him like a football. They hammered his fingers. He was released after 8 and 1/2 hours of torture. He took refuge in Tripura state of India.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Rangamati

On 27 May 1989, Bangladesh army personnel from Kuduk Chari Camp launched a military operation against the indigenous Buddhist village Upper Kuduk Chari Adam in Rangamati subdistrict. During the operation Bangladesh army severely beat an indigenous Buddhist inhabitant and robbed a bullock from the victim. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Jhar Muni Chakma, 25 yrs, son of Mr. Kabinjay Chakma of Upper Kuduk Chari Adam, Rangamati subdistrict.

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.


Sources:

PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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