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Indigenous victims of Sajek Muslim attack

On 20 April 2008, Bangladesh army backed Muslim settlers attacked and burnt down 76 indigenous Buddhist houses in Sajek. The aim of the attack was to drive out the indigenous Buddhist villagers and grab their land. The indigenous Chakma Buddhists and their burnt down houses after the attack.


Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) destroys indigenous Chakma houses in Sajek

On 23 June 2005 a group of paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles from Lonkor BDR camp conducted operation through out the New Lonkar and Old Lonkar area of Sajek union under Baghaichari sub-district in Rangamati district. In this operation, the BDR personnel destroyed more than 20 houses of indigenous Chakma cultivators of Devachari, New Lonkar, Old Lonkar, Halimbari and Chizhuk villages of Sajek Union. It was learnt that the operation was conducted by the instruction of the Zone Commander of Marishya zone. The BDR personnel intentionally accused that the terrorists have been residing in these houses.


Sources:

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

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