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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 robs and set on fire indigenous Buddhist houses in Dighinala

On 25 June 1989, Bangladesh army from camp at Dighipar led Lt. Shoib raided indigenous Buddhist village Indramuni Karbari Para in Dighinala, Khagrachari district. During the raid, Bangladesh army restorted to robbery and arson. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Guna Sindhu Chakma, son of Mr. Ketuka Chakma of Indramuni Karbari Para, Dighinala. The perpetrators robbed 3 quintals of paddy, 1 quintal rice, 24 pieces corrugated iron sheets, 10 cooking vessels and one lantern. After the robbery, BD Army set his house on fire.
  2. Mr. Shanti Ranjan Chakma, son of Mr. Ketuka Chakma, address as above. BD Army robbed 2 quintals of paddy, 1 quintal rice, 4 cooking vessels and clothes. BD Army set his house on fire after the robbery.

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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