Terror in CHT

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On August 3 2013, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers wielding sharp knives and machetes began to attack indigenous Buddhist and Hindu people in Taindong of Matiranga, claiming that indigenous miscreants had kidnapped a Muslim settler named Kamal Hossain. At least 50 indigenous people were wounded and 3 were killed. More than 1,500 indigenous men, women and children fled to the India-Bangladesh border. Indigenous Chakma and Tripuri refugees in temporary refugee camps set up by BSF (Border Security Force of India) in Indo-Bangladesh border.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Mahalchari

On 4 Nov. 1989, Bangladesh army arrested and tortured an indigenous Chakma Buddhist at Maischari Bazar in Mahalchari, Khagrachari district. The indigenous victim went to the market to buy daily essentials but he was arrested on a false allegation of being a member of the Shanti Bahini.

At present he is detained by the 24 EBR, Bangladesh army camp at Betchari in Khagrachari. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Laxmi Bilash Chakma, 35 yrs, son of Mr. Gulya Chakma, of Karalya Chari Adam, No. 249 Kyanghat 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.


Sources:

PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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