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Subarna Chakma

On 3 August 2004, Bangladesh army backed Bengali Muslim settlers killed 2 members of an indigenous Buddhist family in Dhandachara village of Bhushanchara in Barkal. At night at around 11 pm the Muslim settlers attacked Mr. Barun Kumar Chakma (33) and his family members with swords and spears. Mr. Barun Kumar Chakma died on the spot and his wife Ms. Subarna Chakma (28) and 11 months old son Kampan Chakma were seriously injured. Next day on 4 August Ms. Subarna died from her injuries. Kampan Chakma got serious injuries at his right leg.


Bangladesh government conspires to create Pankho-Lushai district council in Sajek

On 31 January 2002, the Pankho‑Lushai Welfare Organization organized a cultural programme at Khagrachari with direct help of Deputy Commissioner. DC of Khagrachari district was present as chief guest in this cultural function. The DC also delivered speech to the Pakho and Lushai people. Only a handful of Pankho and Lushai people attended the function.

It was mentionable that there were no Pankho and Lushai people in Khagrachari district. The Pankho and Lushai who attended the function have come from Sajek area under Baghaichari sub-district in Rangamati district. Around 300 Parikho and Lushai people have been living in Sajek area. The Pankbo and Lushai people living in Sajek formed the Pankho‑Lushai Welfare Organization with direct help of Bangladesh army authority. Mr. Chungsang Karbari, ex chairman of Sajek Union Council was the chairman of the organization. The armv authoriv, has been trying to create communal tension among the indigenous ethnic groups. The leaders of Pankho‑Lushai Welfare Organization planned to create a district council comprising Sajek area. They also planned to take help from the government of Mizoram of Indian state.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
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