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Buddhist monk picking up pieces after Naniachar attack

When whole country was celebrating the victory day of the country on 16 Dec 2014, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous people in Bagachari area of Naniarchar to evict them from their traditional land. 50 indigenous houses, 7 shops and 1 Buddhist temple were destroyed.

A Buddhist monk picking up damaged and desecrated Buddha image after Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the temple on 16 December 2014.

Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Khagrachari

On 13 Nov. 1989, Bangladesh army's Zonal Commander of Khagrachari Zone arrested a indigenous Chakma Buddhist on a false allegation of having links with the Shanti Bahini in Khagrachari. The arrested person was subjected to physical tortures. The victim is:

  1. Mr. Basudev Chakma, 37 yrs, of Betchari Mukh, Itchari 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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