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Bangladesh army sponsored Muslim settlers

On 22 September 2012 Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked indigenous Buddhist people in Rangamati. When the indigenous people counter attacked in self defence Bangladesh army took side with the Muslim settlers. 76 indigenous people were injured and numerous indigenous properties were destroyed. The Muslim settlers are attacking South Kalindipur area on 22nd September.


Bangladesh army harass indigenous people at check post in Naniarchar

On 18 April 2001 Bangladesh army of Bagachari camp under Naniarchar stopped a passenger bus at Rangamati‑Khagrachari road and started to check it. At that time, the Chairman of the CHT Regional Council Mr. Santu Larma reached there while going to Khagrachari from Rangamati and asked why they were checking the buses. The army could not show causes. In the meeting with brigade commander of Khagrachari brigade at Khagrachani circuit house on 19 April 2001, Mr. Larma asked the brigade commander to take step to stop the checking and the commander agreed. But till to date (23 May 2001), the checking is continuing.

Bangladesh army and UPDF staged the foreigner hostage drama in the CHT. It is notable that both Bangladesh army and UPDF are very keen to keep the army in CHT. UPDF will get supports and shelter from Bangladesh army and army authority can make instability of the CHT situation through the terrorist activities of the UPDF in order to justify their presence. So, it will serve the interests of both parties.

After the end of the hostage drama on 17 March 2001, Bangladesh army have been checking the buses, microbus and even motor bike specially on the roads of Rangamati‑Mahalchari‑Khagrachari, Chittagong­Rangamati, Chittagong‑Khagrachari, Chittagong‑Bandarban etc. and harassing the passengers by checking their luggage, getting them down from the vehicle and putting irrelevant questions to the passengers. There are many check posts in Rangarnati‑Khagrachar road, such as, Manikchari, Ghilachari, Bagachari, Guniapara, Thakuarchara, Chengi Bridge etc. On the other, there are also many check posts in waterway, such as, Subhalong, Charikhyang, Chotaharina etc.


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