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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 settlers are attacking South Kalindipur area on 22nd September.


Bengali settlers incite racially motivated riot in Rangamati

On 19 May 2001, An indigenous passerby was slightly pushed by an auto rickshaw while it was being parked near New Court Building in Rangarnati town. The indigenous passerby protested against it to the auto rickshaw driver. The driver became angry upon the indigenous passerby. At a stage, the indigenous passerby caught the collar of the auto rickshaw driver. Meanwhile another auto rickshaw driver came forward and he made compromise between the auto rickshaw driver and the indigenous passerby. Then the auto rickshaw driver left the place.

After his leaving, the indigenous passerby found a gold chain at the place and handed it over to the driver who helped them compromise. Then both the indigenous passerby and the driver left the place. But after few minutes, the driver who quarreled with the indigenous passerby came back and shouted that the indigenous man had seized his gold chain just few minutes earlier. As a result, the Muslim auto rickshaw drivers became angry and then and there they made road blockade. They started to create communal tension in regard to this trivial matter. At this moment, the leaders of the Rangamati Auto rickshaw Owners Association (RAOA) were talking with the CHTRC Chairman Mr. Santu Larma at his residence. After receiving this news, the CHTRC Chairman asked them to go there. The leaders of RAOA rushed there and stopped road blockade and cornmunal tension.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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