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On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed.

Ajetu Chakma, an indigenous victim of the brutal attack


Bangladesh army tortures indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Laxmichari

On 7 Oct. 1989, Bangladesh army personnel from the army camp at Manikchari raided the innocent Buddhist inhabitants of East and West Chalyatoli in Laxmichari, Khagrachari district. During the raid Bangladesh army tortured the indigenous Buddhist people on pretext of having link with the Shanti Bahini.

The victims are:

  1. Mr. Jangalya Chakma, 50 yrs, son of Mr. Mereiya Chakma, of East Chalyatoli, Laxmichari.
  2. Mr. Binoy Chakma, 18 yrs, son of Mr. Pechabua Chakma, of West Chalyatoli, Laxmichari.

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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