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Mahalchari Buddha

On 26 August 2003, Bangladesh army in league with Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous Buddhist people in Mahalchari. Bangladesh army and Muslim settlers set fire on more than 370 indigenous Buddhist houses. An indigenous Chakma man and an indigenous Chakma infant (8 months) were killed. More than 1000 indigenous Buddhist people were rendered homeless. Lemucharipara Buddhist Temple and Babupara Buddhist Temple were burnt down. Lord Buddha's images were demolished. Bangladesh army and Muslim settlers raped 10 indigenous Chakma women.

22 December 2001: Bengali settlers rape an indigenous Marma woman in Rangamati
15 December 2001: Bengali settlers murder an indigenous boat man in Rangamati
07 December 2001: Bengali settlers rob an indigenous Chakma man at Longadu
02 December 2001: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous people at Jarnatilla
25 June 2001: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people in Ramgarh
23 May 2001: Bangladesh government keep vigil on 6 indigenous NG0s in CHT
22 May 2001: Police arrest 3 indigenous youths in Rangamati
21 May 2001: Bangladesh army rape 3 Tripuri women in Matiranga
21 May 2001: Bangladesh army rape 3 Tripuri women in Matiranga
21 May 2001: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Longadu
21 May 2001: Bangladesh police charge an indigenous man with false case in Longadu
19 May 2001: Bengali settlers incite racially motivated riot in Rangamati
18 May 2001: Bengali settlers set fire on indigenous Chakma houses in Dighinala
17 May 2001: Police arrest 3 innocent Chakma youths in connection with death of a settler
09 May 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous people in Kaptai
04 May 2001: Bangladesh army harass indigenous people at check post in Rajasthali
04 May 2001: Khiang people organize conference on land grabbing at Rajasthali
20 April 2001: Bengali settlers grab indigenous people's land in Longadu
18 April 2001: Bangladesh army harass indigenous people at check post in Naniarchar
13 April 2001: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land in Mahalchari
04 April 2001: ADB organize CHT Development seminar in Dhaka
03 April 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 3 indigenous people in Kaptai
30 March 2001: Bengali settlers rob and attack an indigenous Chakma family in Dighinala
20 March 2001: Bangladesh army detain and torture 2 indigenous Chakma youths in Naniarchar
20 March 2001: Bengali settlers abduct an indigenous Chak girl in Naikyangchari
17 March 2001: Army backed UPDF releases 3 foreign hostages in Rangamati
16 February 2001: Army backed UPDF abducts 3 foreign hostages in Rangamati

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