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On 19-20 February 2010; Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Baghaichari. The settlers destroyed many indigenous houses and Buddhist temples. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. 2 Buddhist monks survey their gutted temple and Buddha image.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Mahalchari

On 1 August 1989, Bangladesh army of 24 EBR from Mahalchari Zone led by Lt. Col. Rukunuddin arrested an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Mahalchari, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army accused him of involvement with the Shanti Bahini. Bangladesh army severely beat and tortured the indigenous Buddhist victim. Bangladesh army released him on 10 August 1989. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Sadhan Bilash Chakma, 35 yrs, son of Mr. Jay Kumar Chakma of Karalyachari Mukh, Mahalchari.

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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