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Mahalchari Burnt Ricemill

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.


Bengali settler attampts to rape un underage indigenous Chakma girl in Patachari village of Baghaichari

On 25 May 2003, Mr. Riaz Mahmud Hira, son of Aziz attempted to rape an adolescent children named Sima Chakma (10), daughter of Annanda Chakma of Patachari village under Bagaichari. While Sima Chakma was going to market for buying kerosene, the culprit attacked her. Fortunately, her younger sister Ruma Chakma was with her and they vigorously fought the attacker. The victim's father Mr. Annanda Chakma filed a case against the culprit to the Upazila Mohila Officer on 1 June 2003. But he was forced to withdraw the case due to pressure from the Bagaichari Police.


Sources:

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

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