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Indigenous victim of Baghaihat attack

On 19-20 February 2010, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari leaving an indigenous man dead. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous Buddhist man gunned down by the Bangladesh army.


Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Bilaichari

At about 12-30 a.m, the Bangladesh army personnel of the East Bengal Regiment from Digholchari Zone under the Kaptai Brigade arrested Mr. Chanu Ranjan Chakma, a son of Mr. Chandra Mohan Chakma of Naralchari village of Bilaichari in Rangamati district.

Mr. C.R. Chakma was an ex-refugee and also a member of the PCJSS. According to the CHT Peace Agreement, all indigenous refugees and all members of the PCJSS must be provided with security. Despite that provision, Mr. C.R. Chakma was severely beaten, kicked and tortured till he was badly injured in the head, hands, legs and body under the pretext of searching for illegal timber businessmen. Again, the indigenous people have the traditional right to sell timbers, bamboos and other forest products in accordance with the CHT Regulation of 1900 and the CHT Peace Agreement of 1997. He was released at 6 p.m. same day because he had to be treated at Bilaichari Health Complex which sent him immediately to Rangamati General Hospital for urgent and proper operations.


Sources:

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

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