Terror in CHT

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Vira Rani Chakma
On 19 December 1986, Bangladesh army men gang raped Vira Rani Chakma (16) of Nuaram Karbari Para, Dighinala. About 20 Bangladesh army personnel from the Viswa Ram Karbari Para army camp of Dighinala raided the indigenous Chakma village of Nuaram Karbari Para in the morning. All the male inhabitants of the village were taken by force to cut the jungle surrounding the army camp. Bangladesh army encircled the village at 11:00 a.m. and on the pretext of searching entered the houses. All the women and the girls who were in their houses, were stripped by the soldiers and were gang raped. Even the minors were not spared.

Bangladesh army arrests 2 indigenous Tripura Hindus in Khagrachari

On 20 Dec. 1989, Bangladesh army of 31 East Bengal Regiment, Khagrachari Zone, led by Lt. Harun arrested 2 indigenous Tripura Hindus on suspicion of being members of the Shanti Bahini. The arrested persons are being detained under army custody. The victims are:

  1. Mr. Pang Kumar Tripura, 65 yrs, son of Mr. Pukur Chan Tripura, of Pang Kumar Para, No. 266 Perachara Mouza, Khagrachari.
  2. Mr. Gajendra Mohan Tripura, 30 yrs, son of Mr. Pang Kumar Tripura, address as above. 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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PCJSS(Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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