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Indigenous victim of Baghaihat attack

On 19-20 February 2010, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked the indigenous people at Baghaichari leaving an indigenous man dead. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Chakma Buddhists and grab their land. The indigenous Buddhist man gunned down by the Bangladesh army.


Bangladesh army arrest and torture members of PCJSS in Guimara of Khagrachari district

On 25 May 2004 at 5am, Bangladesh army from Sindukchari camp under Guimara brigade led by Lt. Colonel Abdul Rouf and 2n Lt. Mahtabuddin arrested 17 members of PCJSS from Giumara. The army brutally tortured them in the camp. The victims were subjected to beating, kicking, hanging from trees upside down, staring at sun and electrocution. They were kept there without food and water. Mr. Sumedh Chakma was kept standing naked.

On 26 May 2004 the Bangladesh army handed over the victims to Guimara police station. Later the victims were produced before the district court of Khagrachari.

PCJSS called for road and waterways blockade for indefinite period from 27 May 2004 through out the three hill districts in CHT demanding release of arrested workers. District administration assured PCJSS that they would release arrested workers by 2.00 p.m. on 27 May. But instead of releasing the workers the police and army led by Abul Kalam Azad, Officer‑in‑Charge (OC) of Khagrachari police station raided district office of PCJSS and indigenous village Mohajan para in Khagrachari town. The police and army indiscriminately beat indigenous people. They arrested 33 members of PCJSS including central committee member of PCJSS Mr. Sathowai Prue Marina, President of Khagrachari district Mr. Pranati Bikash Chakma and Secretary for Student and Youth Affairs Mr. Braja Kishore Tripura. They boarded the arrested persons on the back of a pick‑up truck and took them to police station. Three PCJSS workers namely Pratyoy Chakma, Suman Chakma and Swapan Chakma were seriously wounded and admitted to Khagrachari hospital. Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr. Mahbub rebuked them with obscene language.


Sources:

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

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