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Longadu Victims
On 17 February 2011; Border Guards of Bangladesh and Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people at Longadu leaving at least 2 indigenous people seriously injured. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. A Chakma couple pick up the pieces after the house was burnt down by the settlers.

Bangladesh army detain an indigenous man in Zurachari

On 17 April 2020, Bangladesh army from Banajogichara army zone detained an indigenous youth named Riaj Chakma (18) in Jurachari, Rangamati district. Riaj Chakma is the son of Mr. Satya Ranjan Chakma of Chhota Panchari village in Jurachari.

On 10 April 2020 at 11:00 pm, some identified gunmen shot dead Hemanta Chakma a member of Ward No. 2 of the Banajogichhara Union. Shortly before the incident, Hemanta Chakma, Chitti Sa Chakma and Riaj Chakma had been drinking together.

Hemanta Chakma’s father Mr. Lokabindu Chakma (59) took Riaj Chakma to Jurachari police station on that day. When asked by the police whether he saw anybody while Hemanta Chakma had been killed, Riaj Chakma said that he saw a few Bangladesh army men and reformist armed members.

It is suspected that Bangladesh army had detained Riaj Chakma to suppress him being witness to Hemanta Chakma's murder.


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