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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 Mahalchari

On 7 Sept. 1989, Major Helal Uddin of 32 EBR from the Bangladesh army camp at Sindukchari tortured 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists at Sindukchari in Mahalchari, Khagrachari district. Maj. Helal Uddin tortured the indigenous Buddhist men on a false allegation of helping the Shanti Bahini. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Madhu Chakma, 33 yrs, son of Mr. Dagbadi Chakma, of Kolachari in Mahalchari.
  2. Mr. Surya Kumar Karbari, 40 yrs, son of Mr. Lahishta Karbari, of Changrachari in 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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