Terror in CHT

Bengali Settlers
Armed Resistance
Religious Persecution
Rapes & Abductions
Jumma Refugees
CHT Treaty
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Ramgarh Victims
On 17 April 2011 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Ramgarh leaving at least 2 indigenous people dead and scores injured and missing. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous victims live in open ground after their homes were burnt down by the Muslim settlers.

Bangladesh army tortures 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Naniachar

On 5 Sept 1989, Bangladesh army tortured 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists by electrocution and waterboarding at Naniachar Army Camp in Rangamati district on suspicion of helping the Shanti Bahini. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Swarnadhan Chakma, 27 yrs, son of Mr. Bakkunya Chakma, of Toichakma Dane Adam, No. 75 Betchari Mouza, Naniachar.
  2. Mr. Kala Chokya Chakma, 32 yrs, son of Mr. Jayanta Bikash 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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