Terror in CHT

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Shusovon Dewan

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.

Dr. Shusovon Dewan is an indigenous physician in Rangamati. Muslim settlers mercilessly beat him when they found him in the street.


Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Laxmichari

On 28 Oct. 1989, Bangladesh army personnel from the army camp at Manikchari, raided the indigenous Buddhist village Purba Chalyatali in Laxmichari, Khagrachari district. During the raid Bangladesh army arrested and tortured an innocent Buddhist inhabitant. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Gulamoni Chakma, 29 yrs, son of Mr. Hengeda Chakma, of Purba Chalyatali, No. 219 Dulyatali Mouza, 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.


Sources:

PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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