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Timir Baran Chakma
On August 10, 2014 Bangladesh army tortured and murdered Timir Baran Chakma (52) in custody in Matiranga, Khagrachari district. Bangladesh army murdered him in Washu Rubber Plantation in Indramuni Para, Matiranga Upazila, Khagrachari Hill District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh. Bangladesh army fabricated an illegal firearms ownership case against Timir Baran Chakma and tortured him to death. Bangladesh army did not return his body to his family for last religious rite, instead Bangladesh army secretly cremated his body to conceal the murder.

Bangladesh army detains 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Khagrachari

On 7 Nov. 1989, Muslim settlers conspired and handed over 2 indigenous Chakma Buddhists to Bangladesh army for detention in Khagrachari. Muslim settlers made a false allegation to the Bangladesh army against the indigenous persons of purchasing goods for the Shanti Bahini. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Kamal Mohan Chakma, 55 yrs, son of Mr. Bijoy Mani Chakma, of Betchari Adam, Kamalchari Mouza, Khagrachari.
  2. Mr. Bazabap Chakma, 45 yrs, son of Mr. Galya Chakma, of Datkupya, Datkupya Mouza, Khagrachari.

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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