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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.


Muslim extremists stabb a Buddhist monk to death in Rauzan

On 21 April 2002 at about 12.30 a.m, a group of well‑armed Islamic extremists stabbed to death Rev. Gyanajyoti Mahasthabir of Hingla Buddha Vihar in Dabua Union of Rauzan within Chittagong district. The extremists also desecrated the Buddhist Vihar, damaged the images of the Lord Buddha and took away all the valuables. Needless to say, the Police of the Khaleda‑Government did not take any actions to catch the culprits or to prevent further attacks on the helpless non‑Muslims.


Sources:

PCJSS (Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti)
E-mail: pcjss.org@gmail.com, pcjss@hotmail.com
Website: pcjss-cht.org

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