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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 arrest 3 indigenous Chakma men for pssession of licensed gun

On 15 August 2003, at 10 am the Bangladesh army personnel of Ghagra Zone arrested 3 indigenous Chakmas with licensed gun from Ghagra Check Post who were going to hunting by an auto-rickshaw. At first, the army personnel searched the auto-rickshaw. Then they arrested Prasanta Chakma (47) and Tapan Chakma (28) who were carrying the licensed 0.22 rifle. Mr. Subash Chakma (27) went there to find out the cause of the delay, the Army also arrested him. Later the Army handed them over to the Kawkhali Police Station. The police were compelled to file a case against them.


Sources:

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

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