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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 tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Mahalchari

On 19 August 1989, Major Helal from the Bangladesh army camp at Sindukchari arrested an indigenous Chakma Buddhist at Sindukchari Bazar in Mahalchari, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army tortured the indigenous Chakma Buddhist during detention. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Kiranjay Chakma, 30 yrs, son of Mr. Jay Kumar Chakma, of Pilak No. No. 226 Sindukchari Mouza, 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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