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Indigenous victims of 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.

Indigenous people picking up pieces after Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked them on 16 December 2014.


Bangladesh army tortures 3 indigenous Chakma Buddhists in Barkal

On 19 Nov. 1989, Bangladesh army on pretext of carrying out military operation against the Shanti Bahini subjected indigenous Chakma Buddhists to physical tortures in Barkal, Rangamati district. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Gagan Chandra Chakma, 35 yrs, son of Mr. Manindra Chakma, of Rupbani, No. 4 Baranachari Mouza, Barkal.
  2. Mr. Lushai Chandra Chakma, 45 yrs, son of Mr. Rabichan Chakma, address as above.
  3. Mr. Sarangya Chakma, 60 yrs, son of Mr. Umacharan Chakma, address as above.

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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