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On 17 April 2011 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked 5 indigenous Buddhist villages in Ramgarh and 2 indigenous villages in Manikchari in Chittagong Hill Tracts. In this attack around 200 indigenous houses including 2 Buddhist temples were torched. At least 20 indigenous people were injured and at least half dozen indigenous people were missing. Muslim settlers damaged and desecrated the Buddha images.

Bangladesh army robs indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Naniachar

On 18 August 1989, Bangladesh army personnel from the Zonal Head Quarter at Naniachar carried out a military operation against the indigenous Buddhist inhabitants of Hatimara in NaniaChar, Rangamati district. During the operation Bangladesh army personnel resorted to robbing and arson attack.

The victims of Bangladesh army robbery and arson attack are:

  1. Mr. Bipul Kanti Chakma, 62 yrs, son of late Mangal Chan Chakma, of West Hatimara, No. 72 Burighat Mouza, Naniachar. BD Army robbed 2 quintals rice, 5 fowls, 30 green cocoanuts and cooking utensils.
  2. Mr. Nibaran Chakma, 54 yrs, son of Mr. Laxmi Kanta Chakma, of South Hatimara, No. 72 Burighat Mouza, Naniachar. BD Army robbed 5 and 1/2 quintals paddy and set his farm house on fire.
  3. Mr. Bijoy Prasad Chakma, 42 yrs, son of Mr. Chamagri Chakma, of West Hatimara, No. 72 Burighat Mouza, Naniachar.BD Army robbed 5 quintals paddy, a sewing machine and set his farm house on fire.
  4. Mr. Rabi Kumar Chakma, 40 yrs, son of Mr. Nuaram Chakma, address as above. BD Army robbed 3 quintals paddy, 1 quintal rice and set his farm house on fire.
  5. Mr. Brisha Ketu Chakma, 41 yrs, son of Mr. Malum Chandra Chakma, address as above. Clothes were robbed and his farm house was set on fire.
  6. Rev. Shanti Charu Bhikshu, 30 yrs, of West Hatimara Bauddha Vihara, No. 72 Burighat Mouza, Naniachar. BD Army robbed Taka 100.00 from him and desecrated the Vihara.

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