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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.


Bengali Muslim settlers organise public meeting in Rangamati

On 2 July 2005 the Muslim settler organization so called CHT Equal Rights Movement (ERM) organised public gathering at the Rangamati Municipal Hall. They submitted a memorandum to UNDP through Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati district demanding 10 points of charter including followings:

  1. Equal rights for the settlers;
  2. To hang Mr. Santu Larma, Chairman of CHTRC and President of PCJSS to death;
  3. To cancel CHT Accord;
  4. To include settlers to the development programme.

Mr. Abul Kasem, central leader of the ERM presided over the meeting while Mr. Mashiual Alam Humayun, central coordinator was the chief guest in the meeting. Mr. Manirujjaman Manir, central leader and Jahangir Kamal, central leader were present as special guest.

A procession led by Mashiual Alam Humayun was brought out from Rangamati Municipal Hall to Rangamati Shilpakala Academy. During the procession, Mashiual Alam Humayun made attack on the journalists including Mr. Fazle Elahi, correspondent of daily Suprabhat Bangladesh and daily Amar Desh and director of environmental NGO Global Village who were standing at Dreamland restaurant. The various organisations including Reportersí Unit of Rangamati press club condemned the attack.

On 30 June and 1 July the ERM had been fomenting racial and religious hatred against the indigenous people by loud speakers in Rangamati.


Sources:

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

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