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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 2 indigenous Buddhist men in Mahalchari

On 24 June 1989, Bangladesh Armed Police Battalion personnel from Maischari Camp arrested 2 indigenous Buddhist persons in Mahalchari, Khagrachari district. The arrested persons were taken to the army Zonal Head Quarter in Mahalchari for interrogation and torture. They were released on condition that they would report at the Army Zonal Head Quarter once a week. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Pratul Talukdar, 20 yrs, son of Mr. Amiya Kanti Talukdar of Karalyachari Mukh, No. 249 Kyang Ghat Mouza, Mahalchari.
  2. Mr. Chegabua Chakma, 25 yrs, son of late Mura Singh Chakma, address as above.

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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