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Mahalchari Burnt Houses

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.


Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) survey Bhaibachara of Sajek for expansion of militray camp

A Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) camp is going to be expanded at Bhaibachara of Sajek. On 10 May 2003 the BDR Zone Commander of Bhagaihat Lt. Colonel Kamrul (20 EBR) and the Sajek Zone Commander (32 EBR) jointly visited the area. At first they visited the Karbari of the village and then visited the whole surrounding area of the village. More than 32 families will be displaced if the BDR set up a new camp. Now the villagers are living in fear of eviction.


Sources:

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

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