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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 conduct massive reprisal attack against the indigenous people of Baghaichari

On 3 January 2005 a BDR person named Shahjahan was killed while an armed group of UPDF (United people's Democratic Front) and a patrolling party of Bangladesh Rifles (border security force) from Kachuchari camp confronted at Shilchari village of Sarbuatali Union of Baghaichari upazila (sub-district) in Rangamati Hill District. In connection to this killing, Bangladesh army personnel from several camps of a few army zones under Rangamati army region and Dighinala cantonment of Khagrachari army region are engaged in combing operation throughout the areas of Sarbuatali Union, Marishya Union, Baghaichari Union and Rupakari Union in Baghaichari sub-district. In this combing operation, innocent Jumma people have been brought under merciless torture, arrest, looting etc. During the operation, the army is also committing religious persecution, such as, harassment of Buddhist monk and sacrilege. In the meantime, 8 (eight) innocent Jumma villagers including one returnee PCJSS member have been sent to jail custody and more than 150 villagers were brutally tortured. Hundreds of villagers have been compelled to leave their localities for escaping from military atrocity and many of them have been starving, as they cannot go for their daily earnings. Mr. Sumentu Chakma, seriously wounded person due to military access have been hospitalised in Baghaichari Upazila hospital. Because of critical injury he has been shifted to Rangamati General hospital.


Sources:

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

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