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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 and settlers rob indigenous Chakma villagers at Mainimukh in Dighinala

On 15 June 2002, a group of the Bangladesh army personnel from Karalyachari camp in collatroration with the local Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous villagers, who were on their way to Mainimukh bazaar in Dighinala to sell their agricultural produce including tons of bananas. The army and the settlers robbed them of their bananas and other goods. Then the robbed indigenous people approached the local member of the Union Council for help.

On June 17 2002, the local member took them to the Bangladesh army camp and asked the Commander to return all the bananas and other goods to the indigenous farmers and to take all necessary actions against all the army and settlers immediately. In response, the Commander became very angry, abused the member and the indigenous farmers with foul languages, intimidated them with severe punishments for their audacity to complain against the Bangladesh army and pushed them out of the camp.


Sources:

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

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