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Indigenous victims of Sajek Muslim attack

On 20 April 2008 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked and burnt down 76 indigenous Buddhist houses in Sajek. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhist villagers and grab their land. The indigenous Chakma Buddhists and their burnt down houses after the attack.


Bangladesh army detain and torture 3 PCJSS activists in Rowangchari

On 19 April 2016 at around 12:00 am midnight, Bangladesh army from Antaha Para Camp surrounded Kanaijopara village in Rowangchari, Bandarban district. Bangladesh army arrested Thowai Ching Maung Marma. Mr. Marma is a freshly elected member of Union Parishad.

At same night at around 1:00 am, Bangladesh army also arrested Mr. Mong Bui Se Marma.

After arresting 2 indigenous Buddhist men from their houses Bangladesh army mercilessly tortured and detained them.

As the day broke out, Bangladesh army arrested 3 more indigenous men including the Karbari or traditional head of the indigenous village.

Bangladesh army took all the 5 indigenous detainees and handed them over to Mr. Chaunu Mong Marma the Awami League backed Union Parishad Chairman candidate in Noapotang Union Parishad.

Bangladesh army coerced the indigenous detainees to file criminal case against Mr. Aung Thowai Ching Marma an independent Chairman candidate supported by PCJSS.

As Bangladesh army failed to coerce 5 indigenous detainees to file criminal case against Aung Thowai Ching Marma, Bangladesh army forced all of them to give witnesses in the case filed at Rowangchari police station by Mr. Chaunu Mong Marma against his opponent Mr. Aung Thowai Ching Marma.

The indigenous victims are identified as-

  1. Mong Bui Se Marma son of Hlathoai Ching
  2. Thowai Ching Maung Marma son of Maung Ba Thowai
  3. Shoi Sa Prue Marma son of Kyaw Hla Prue
  4. Mui Sa Thui Karbari son of Maung Hloi Marma
  5. Puching Maung Gree son of Kyaw Ching Marma

It's common practice for Bangladesh army to interfere in electoral process in Chttagong Hill Tracts. Bangladesh are wanted to intimidate the indigenous people into voting for their chosen nominee Mr. Chaunu Mong Marma.


Sources:

PCJSS

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