Terror in CHT

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On 17 February 2011; Border Guards of Bangladesh and Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Longadu leaving at least 2 indigenous people seriously injured. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. A Chakma couple pick up the pieces after the house was burnt down by the settlers.

Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Khagrachari

On 13 August 1989, Bangladesh army from the camp at Barnal in Mahalchari led by Capt. Farooque raided the indigenous Buddhist village Bet Chari Mukh in Khagrachari. Bangladesh army tortured the following innocent indigenous persons during the raid:

  1. Mr. Satrughna Chakma, 53 yrs, son of Mr. Purna Mohan Chakma, of Bet Chari Mukh, No. 260 Itchari Mouza, Khagrachari.
  2. Mr. Binimoy Chakma, 45 yrs, son of Mr. Chitra Kumar 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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