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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.

25 December 2002: Bengali settlers commit electoral fraud at Boalkhali in Dighinala
13 December 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous Chakma villagers of Dhulyatuli in Kaptai
11 December 2002: Bengali settlers grab indigenous land with the help of Bangladesh army in Barkal
17 November 2002: Bangladesh army arrest and torture 2 indigenous youths in Rangamati
29 October 2002: Bengali settlers attack indigenous people at Ranirhat
30 September 2002: Bangladesh army tortures indigenous people include 2 Buddhist monks in Baghmara of Bandarban
24 September 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous people of Baghichara in Bandarban
08 September 2002: Bangladesh army tortures villagers and desecrates a Buddhist temple in Amtoli, Bandarban
07 September 2002: Bangladesh army torture and terrorize indigenous people at Khwiangpara in Bandarban
07 September 2002: Bangladesh army personnel torture indigenous Marma people at Saopara and Chibukpara in Bandarban
03 August 2002: DGFI and UPDF terrorize the indigenous people of Twichakma in Ramgarh
15 June 2002: Bangladesh army and settlers rob indigenous Chakma villagers at Mainimukh in Dighinala
12 June 2002: Bangladesh army tortures an indigenous Chakma Buddhist in Bilaichari
09 June 2002: Bangladesh army terrorize the indigenous people in Longadu
28 April 2002: Muslim extremists hack Hindu priest to death in Manikchari
25 April 2002: Bengali settlers abduct an indigenous Chakma woman in Baghaichari
21 April 2002: Muslim extremists stabb a Buddhist monk to death in Rauzan
20 April 2002: Bangladesh government meets PCJSS in Dhaka
13 March 2002: Donor governments hold Bangladesh Development Forum meeting in Paris
13 March 2002: Bengali settlers abduct and rape an indigenous Chakma girl in Alikadam of Bandarban
05 March 2002: Bengali settlers abduct and rape an indigenous Marma girl in Kaptai
31 January 2002: Bangladesh government conspires to create Pankho-Lushai district council in Sajek
22 January 2002: Bangladesh army tortures 3 indigenous Tripura youths at Kukichara in Khagrachari

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