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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 army detain and torture 2 indigenous Chakma men in Kedhamara of Baghaichari

On 30 May 2003, the Bangladesh army personnel led by Subedar Mohammed Habib arrested two innocent indigenous Chakma men from the home of Mr. Ugra Moni Chakma of South Khirachar in Kedhamara, Baghaichari. The military personnel severely tortured them and then handed over to police. Now they are in the Rangamati Jail. The victims are identified as-

  1. Rabi Dhan Chakma (22)
  2. Putul Bikash Chakma (22).

Sources:

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

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